Skagerak by Fritz Hansen
A Danish design company with roots deeply grounded in the Scandinavian tradition of impeccable craftsmanship and design. Owned by Jesper and Vibeke Panduro, who live with their two children in the Northern harbour city of Aalborg, Skagerak was founded in 1976, when their first dreams of making long-lasting design took form.
Skagerak [ˈsɡæjɐʁaɡ] can be a little hard to pronounce; so allow them to explain what it means:
“From the northern tip of Denmark runs a strait connecting our little country with our Scandinavian neighbors, Sweden and Norway. That strait is called Skagerrak (with two Rs) – and historically it’s been a crucial factor in developing the Nordic region.
We like to think of ourselves as similar to the strait: forever the same – unchangeable – yet always on the move and presented in new ways. Old and traditional, but also new and experimenting – constantly mixing state-of-the-art ideas and methods with longstanding knowhow and virtues deeply embedded in the Nordic culture.”