Three questions to: Anna and Dag Klockby (Gärsnäs)

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„Day“ office chair (design: Pierre Sindre)
© Gärsnäs

Premiere at ORGATEC: In Cologne, Swedish manufacturer Gärsnäs presents itself on the German market for the first time. Pieces of furniture by the tradition-steeped manufacture are to be found in almost every public building in Sweden and in many renowned offices. Three questions to the two chief executive officers, Anna and Dag Klockby, about timeless Scandinavian design and the significance of quality in today’s product world.

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„Akustik“ chair family (design: Åke Axelsson)
© Gärsnäs

Anna and Dag Klockby, what makes an interior design successful?

First and foremost, you have to ask yourself how the room is meant to be used, and then choose
 materials and furniture accordingly. An interior can very well be a child of its time, but it must be able to withstand daily notice and transcend changes of
 fashion so as to be capable of remaining timelessly modern. Gärsnäs furniture is highly durable and,
with the passing of time, a becoming patina adds to the experience of it. An interior must be capable 
of growing old with dignity.

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„Julius“ sofa (design: Färg & Blanche)
© Gärsnäs

How do you view your role as a Scandinavian producer?

We are ultimately concerned with genuine craftsmanship.
Skills which have been handed down for
generations, coupled with 120 years’ uninterrupted
upgrading from raw material to finished article.
Concern and responsibility for the maintenance
of quality and for durability are what our business
boils down to. We are stewards of a heritage having quality and
craftsmanship as its hallmarks, but we are all the
time looking ahead for renewal through product
development and new methods of production.

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Dag and Anna Klockby
© Gärsnäs

How do you view your role as a Scandinavian producer?

We are ultimately concerned with genuine craftsmanship.
Skills which have been handed down for
generations, coupled with 120 years’ uninterrupted
upgrading from raw material to finished article.
Concern and responsibility for the maintenance
of quality and for durability are what our business
boils down to. We are stewards of a heritage having quality and
craftsmanship as its hallmarks, but we are all the
time looking ahead for renewal through product
development and new methods of production.

 

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