Contemporary and sustainable Nordic design
In 1899, craftsman Lars Fredrik Pettersson began a carpentry workshop producing furniture, doors and windows for the town of Edsbyn in Sweden and at the start of 1928, his son – Ivar Petterson took over the company beginning a new era of design and manufacture. From 1905, Edsbyn had been producing Ski’s for the Swedish armed forces and were asked by them to create office furniture for them too.
This is the background for Edsbyn’s office furniture design and production! Edsbyn pride themselves with innovative techniques as the ways of working demand new kinds of furniture that assist with the daily functioning of the office. They celebrate Nordic heritage with leading designers such as Jens Fager, Andreas Engesvik and Thomas Eriksson architects to deliver contemporary, Nordic inspired furniture. Edsbyn are aware that individuals concentrate for around 45 to 60 minutes on a task before focus subsides, so creating comfortable, innovative designs with research is key to their success.
Edsbyn design and products
Edsbyn have many different furniture product families. Ease is a family of products providing everything from standing and hanging room dividers to workplaces, interview rooms, seating areas and suspended ceilings. The Feather product range includes chairs and tables that are simple, clean and functional. The variation in colour, shape and materials, gives you the option to select harmonious interiors with a personal touch. Another product family is Neat which have a selection of worktables and storage units with a streamlined, airy design. Piece is a family for creative working, presentations and meetings. Including easy cable management with modern Nordic design. Their amazing Resolve Play ‘My Soundspace’ is so innovative, featuring an electronic sound system within the chair itself playing different sounds and monitoring your mood if you are feeling happy or more down and playing the sounds and music to change your mood. There are many product families within Edsbyn! At an early date, their sustainability and contemporary ethos was easy to see. The ‘Windsor’ chair was originally created from the waste wood from their original Ski production and in the 1960’s, the ‘Swivel’ chairs were unusual and before their time and became a very popular product. They were designed by ‘Sune Fromell’.