Contemporary Nordic Design
Today we celebrate our Nordic heritage with leading designers such as Jens Fager, Andreas Engesvik, TEA – Thomas Eriksson Architects and deliver office furniture with contemporary Nordic design and function to world class companies and organisations.
Andreas Engesvik has a Bachelors degree in Art History (University of Bergen) and a Masters degree in Design (National College of Art and Design). He founded Norway Says and after 6 successful years Andreas went solo and founded his new studio ANDREAS ENGESVIK, OSLO. His studio is working in various fields for various international clients such as Iittala, Muuto, FontanaArte, Ligne Roset, Asplund and Edsbyn.
Awards (a selection): Red Dot Award 2012 & 2014, Elle Decoration Award (Norway) – Furniture of the year 2013, Designer of the Year 2012 & 2013, Bo Bedre Magazine awards, ICFF Editors Award, best textile, New York 2013, Designer of the Year 2012, Elle Decoration Award, Oslo 2012, IF Product Design Award 2010, Wallpaper design Award 2009, (best light) 2009, Torsten & Wanja Søderberg Award, Sweden 2007, Wallpaper design Award 2004, (best sofa) 2004, The Bruno Mathsson Award, Sweden 2004.
Andreas Engesvik was in 2012 appointed as Guest Professor at The University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack) in Stockholm.
Jens studied at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack), and broke through with his RAW chair. Jens has attracted much attention as a designer both at home and around Europe.
“Everything is and will be different. The core is to treat every product in an honest way, to find the main function to reach simplicity. To make it more functional, efficient and beautiful with less impact on nature. With a sense of humour, surrealism and poetry. Our field of work circles around everyday life, the essential needs and daily experiences. By challenging the producer and the production in the industry, we can achieve something better and more fun. A product we are in need of, which in a natural way can last a long time”. Jens describes his philosophy as a designer.
TEA – Thomas Eriksson Arkitekter
Thomas Eriksson Architects, TEA, develops design that communicate and builds identity with Scandinavian tonality. TEA started in Stockholm in 1988 and got a flying start with customers such as SAS and Cappellini. Since then the office has grown organically. Anchored in his northern roots and with a strong desire to explore the intersection of art and science, Thomas has continued to develop his business TEA to what it is today.
Over time, he has created a growing business around it. The office has become a platform for architects, interior architects, designers and engineers work in close cooperation. The field is broad and covers all scales and sizes – from branding architecture to the store concept and private homes.
Dan works as a freelance designer since 1991. He also runs interior design projects within the office environment. Over the years, Dan has worked with more than 20 furniture manufacturers and except Edsbyn for example, IKEA, Dux and Källemo can be mentioned.
Dan also runs his own project: Dan Ihreborn Private Collection, a small collection of unique furniture and objects. Private Collection contains personal ideas alongside commercial assignments, designed both for pleasure and excitement, but also for the process that drives the new personal discoveries in design. Dan has also made exhibitions at the London Design Biennale, Museum Vandalorum and Tokyo Design Week.
Sture Eng is former curator at Carl Malmsten and Capellagården, lecturer at Konstfack(University College of Arts, Crafts and Design), as well as admitted adj. Professor of Interior Design and Design at KTH Architecture (KTH Royal Institute of Technology). Since 2004, Sture Eng, together with Dan Ihreborn, has designed a large part of Edsbyn’s seating program. It consists of elegant and attractive office furniture such as sofas and armchairs with function and design adapted to public furnishings and office environments.
Anders Ekegren, member of the National Association of Swedish Interior Designers/Swedish Architects, has designed office furniture for a number of successful Swedish furniture companies in addition to Edsbyn, and is the designer of the Part storage family. For more than 20 years, Part storage has been a favourite in Nordic office furnishings and today, Part office storage is better and more beautiful than ever.