Swedish furniture company Johanson has more than 60 years of experience in creating
simple and well balanced designed furniture, many of which has won prestigious prizes.
Börje Johanson’s original idea was to sew hearth cushions and in 1935 he started his company in Markaryd in southern Sweden. His sons Dan and Paul Johanson took over the business in 1992.
With a very clear ambition to manufacture furniture for public interiors, they have invested a great deal of time, energy and resources into design, product development and marketing. The results have been impressive and loyal customers can now be found in Europe as well as in the US, the Middle East and Asia.
An important step in the company’s development process was their decision to work with external designers, and the company is today continually developing the wide selection of furniture in close and long-term collaboration with some of the foremost designers in Sweden and Europe.
The basic philosophy is to produce all furniture at the factory in Sweden. Although numerous other players in different manufacturing industries have moved abroad, Johanson have decided not to follow suit. In principle, all manufacturing takes place at the production plant in Markaryd.
Every piece of furniture is meticulously produced using traditional skills and craftsmanship combined with a very high level of quality consciousness. Johanson is deeply committed to its environmental and quality work. The company is certified according to ISO 14001, their products carry the Nordic Ecolabel and they fulfil the requirements for certification by the Swedish Möbelfakta organization.
The company comply with EU standards, in which the highest requirements for testing and durability for public environments are met. Today, Johanson is an international company with 65 employees and a turnover of 120 MSEK. Approximately 50 percent of the production is exported.
Feature image (on top): Johanson haddock
Swedish Furniture Design Conquers the World, written by Admin