We are a Danish design company with roots deeply grounded in Scandinavian design and tradition for good craftsmanship. We are owned by Jesper and Vibeke Panduro, who live with their two children in the Northern harbour city of Aalborg. This is where Skagerak was founded too, back in 1976, when the first dreams of making long-lasting design took form.
We know that Skagerak [ˈsɡæjɐʁaɡ] can be a little hard to pronounce; so allow us to explain what it means. From the northern tip of Denmark runs a strait connecting our little country with our Scandinavian neighbours: 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. We are old and traditional, but also new and experimenting – constantly mixing state-of-the-art ideas and methods with longstanding know-how and virtues deeply embedded in the Nordic culture. For more than 40 years we’ve been crafting long-lasting furniture and accessories with a modern, Nordic touch – and when we say long-lasting, we really mean it!
All of our products are meant to live on for generations – designed with a timeless expression and from the best quality materials only. That’s why we have a proud collection of benches, stools, cutting boards and much more. At Skagerak, classics are living side-by-side with brand new designs yet to write their own history.
Knowing that good quality comes from good partnerships – we take pride in building up long- standing and honest relationships with our designers, employees and suppliers. That’s shown in our design collaborations with more than 30 international and Danish designers today; all sharing our vision for durable design crafted with a purpose.