Press release from Karl Andersson & Söner, Huskvarna,
Stockholm Furniture Fair, 9-13 February 2005
Classic meets contemporary
Karl Andersson & Söner, stand C14:30
Fifty years ago the Danish architect Børge Mogensen was asked if
he would be willing to consider collaborating with Karl Andersson &
Söner. He replied, I am interested, but would like to take
a closer look at the factory and your production process before making
any firm commitment. Børge Mogensen clearly approved of what
he saw, for this tentative reply marked the beginning of a long-term liaison
that laid the foundation for what Karl Andersson & Söner stands
To acknowledge this contribution and the fact that we are still, half
a century later, producing Mogensens Øresund designs, we
have manufactured a special limited edition of 50 individually numbered
copies of the original sideboard in pine and teak.
On stand C14:30 where classic lines and contemporary styling
come together in a variety of forms and settings, we are also exhibiting
the new København coffee table, designed by the Danes Michael Poulsen
and Hans Ploug two new names in the Karl Andersson & Söner
catalogue. We first came across their tables in the Salone Satellite exhibition
for young designers at the Milan Furniture Fair last year. Our underlying
idea was to create a truly beautiful, sculptural table based on the knock-down
principle, say the Danish duo, whose design company, Nonproduction,
has gone from strength to strength since the start in 2001.
Our highly successful Front magazine shelf has evolved into a combination
of display stands for printed materials, incorporating noticeboard, whiteboard
and mirror from Skala Design (Lasse Pettersson and Lasse Notman). And
last but not least among our new products is Ulla Christianssons
new design for a table with wooden legs.
We look forward to welcoming you to stand C14:30 at the Stockholm Furniture
Fair, where classic lines meet contemporary styling from 913 February
2005, and also to our showroom Studio B3 (address: no. 3 Barnhusgatan,
Stockholm the venue for our press preview at 2.00 p.m. on Tuesday,
Karl Andersson & Söner in brief...
Karl Andersson & Söner have been making furniture since 1898. Our
collections include furniture that looks just as stunning in public spaces
as it does in the home, series we have been making for decades alongside
totally new pieces in a variety of styles and expressions. But we like to
think that all our designs share one thing in common they are all
almost certainly destined to become future classics.
By working with renowned designers we are firmly committed to developing
high-quality furniture for a broad spectrum of environments furniture
with a strong identity and its own character that will stand the test of
time and outlive fleeting trends.
For further information, please contact
Sara Wadskog, Karl Andersson & Söner.
Telephone +46 (0)36-132530, fax +46 (0)36-143001.