Gärsnäs was founded in 1893 and initially made period furniture for homes in Skåne. The timber came from nearby forests. After the second world war, the company adopted the modern Scandinavian style. From the mid-60s, production was increasingly geared towards furniture for public spaces, which became a Gärsnäs speciality being furniture for the public space. In 2003, the factory was acquired by Åke Axelsson and Anna and Dag Klockby, and the brand has since grown and won great acclaim in Sweden and internationally. Designers including Åke Axelsson, David Ericsson, Färg & Blanche, Nina Jobs, Pierre Sindre, TAF Arkitekter, Matti Klenell, David Regestam and many others provide Gärsnäs with exciting impetus.
See below; Circular vision 2030
Gärsnäs likes to always make something new. Rather than making furniture that fits a production line, they invent new methods of making and finishing that allow the potential of a design become a useful reality.
Nearly all of Gärsnäs dining chairs are stackable. They do lots of business in dining and hospitality, so it makes sense to have something not only beautiful but highly functional AND refinish-able.
At Gärsnäs, creating furniture with unsurpassed lifespan, both technically and aesthetically, is completely natural and one of the most important ways we can contribute to a sustainable society. By choosing Gärsnäs, you are selecting products that are made for many, long lives. Manufacturing locally at our own factory in Österlen, Skåne, allows us to take full responsibility for the products we deliver today and in the future. It is not only environmentally efficient, but makes good economic sense for our customers.
Our Circular Vision 2030
100% Circular design – for long lifespan and no waste
We continue to focus on developing longer lifespans for our products. Partly by designing furniture from the start that can be renovated and renewed many times over back to its original condition or upgraded. We ensure that products can adapt to new business models and offerings in the future. All materials in our products must be separable and reusable in new products or returned to nature.
100% Responsible offering
Instead of simply making and selling furniture, we aim to offer maintenance to all our customers throughout all the product’s life cycles. Our objective is to provide everyone who chooses our furniture with a proactive plan for its maintenance far in the future and if/when furniture is no longer needed, then it must be easy to resell back to Gärsnäs or one of our partners or another firm in the market. All with the aim of avoiding furniture being thrown away and maximising lifespan. We aren’t sure exactly how our products will be procured in the future, but we aim to help lead the development of a circular furniture offering. Through our organisation, and with our global partners.
100% Renewable energy
Our entire production process, as well as other parts of the business, such as transportation, must run on renewable energy. We plan to produce our own electricity locally with solar power, wind or other renewable energy source.