Principal(s): Scott Hartkopf, Dir., North American Operations
Statement: With names including Alvar Aalto, Bruno Mathsson, Arne Jacobsen and Poul Kjaerholm, Swedese was at the core of a generation of innovative designers who defined 'Scandinavian Modern.” For over half a century, Swedese has been a leader in the design and manufacture of classic modern Scandinavian furnishings. From corporate headquarter projects to embassies and personal residences, Swedese furnishings have found a prominent place in design-oriented interior spaces. Recently, Yngve Ekström's Lamino chair was voted the 20th Century's Best Swedish Furniture Design. The classic piece was originally introduced in 1956 and is still a worldwide best-seller. As a company, Swedese's ideals have remained consistent - to create beautiful furniture for the future, which build on the foundations of Scandinavian modern traditions, designed by forward-looking designers who share in the timeless ideals of architecture.