In 2016, Skagerak turned 40. A major milestone for most people and for us an
opportunity to look back on some good years and reflect upon what the future may
hold. From the beginning, our ambition has been to act responsibly in all matters
we are involved in. Through the years, the continuing strive to act responsibly and
the ambition to prove that making an effort pays off have become an integrated
part of our DNA.
Therefore, we collaborate with numerous talented international designers, who we hand-pick, based on their skills, our chemistry and the right mindset. Designers, who are strong in their artistic expression and who, in collaboration with us, create designs that speak a simple and clear language. Designs that are the result of strong collaborations where things come together beyond expectations and seem so natural because all parties have the same goal and mindset. It is the same feeling we wish to create in the homes of the people who have chosen to live among our design – that the design is a natural part of everyday life.
As with the relationship between publisher and author, where the collaboration between the two is central for the story to be told, we are very interested in the stories of our design, which is the result of our collaborations with the designers. This year, we dug a little deeper with the stories we are telling and headed out on an adventure to the island of Gotland on the East Coast of Sweden in search of the wonder that can be found in small things. Gotland offers a sense of origin and originality by virtue of the people who live there, the wild Swedish nature and the many layers that can be uncovered when exploring modern island living, where the contrast between the compelling local stories, traditions, local gastronomy and ’contemporary living’ is what makes all the difference.
Best regards, Vibeke and Jesper Panduro
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