The Company – what’s your story?
Gärsnäs is one of Scandinavia’s leading and most inquisitive manufacturers of wooden furniture. Our family-owned factory is in the village of Gärsnäs in Skåne, Sweden. In collaboration with many of Sweden’s most exciting designers, we make furniture for today and tomorrow. We have been developing our special industrial craftsmanship since the factory started in 1893. That’s soon 130 years ago. Gärsnäs furniture has that special touch: light and sensibly elegant. Our furniture works equally well in private homes or the public sector, where we have been one of Sweden’s leading suppliers since the 60s.
Our furniture is like our children. We don’t forget about them once they leave the factory. When the time comes for renovation, we take our responsibility and give furniture a new lease of life, through various degrees of refurbishment. Reuse is a growing part of our operations: smart, economical, environmental. We think and build for the long term, with a vision to be climate neutral by 2030.
Our designers include: Åke Axelsson, Färg & Blanche, David Ericsson, Pierre Sindre, David Regestam, TAF, Matti Klenell, Nina Jobs and many more.
Visit our showrooms: the new House of Gärsnäs in Stockholm and at our factory in Gärsnäs, Österlen. Gärsnäs: made in our own factory for a smarter, better, more comfortable future, at home and at work.
Julius easy chair design Färg & Blanche
The creative and inventive duo Färg & Blanche launched Julius: a generous and inviting sofa and accompanying easy chair. Julius is made using the revolutionary technique of “wood tailoring” which means the furniture is sewn together. Wood, padding and fabric have been joined together by this pioneering technique.
Explain the innovative technique of “wood tailoring” that you have pioneered?
Wood tailoring is a general term for a technique we’ve developed that means sewing into the wood. We’ve sewn wood on wood before, but with Julius, both the sofa and easy chair, we have sewn fabric and padding to the wood. Everything in these pieces of furniture, the wood, the padding, and upholstery, is all sewn together.
The shape is a combination of the materials and the technique. The soft and organic comes from the curved shields that make up the back. The sewing, padding and fabric offer lovely appeal, while the underlying shell provides contrasting hardness. This shape is the result of intensive research aimed at developing a module that can be used for both the sofa and easy chair.
The designer duo Färg & Blanche created the Emily chair, its back completely held in place by its own seams. Some years later came the Elin and Lina chair, based on the same construction. Elin and Lina now make three chairs built on the same basis and technique, but with different backs and characters.
Madonna chair design David Ericsson
Madonna is a chair in natural beech. With or without armrests. Named after a saint and pop star, Madonna is a tribute to the Italien Chiavari chair. Beech isn’t just a beautiful material with all the appeal of living wood. It’s also a strong, resilient, and light, all essential characteristics for a delicate structure like Madonna. And with vegetable tanned leather from Tärnsjö Garveri, this piece of furniture shapes itself to the way you live with it. Every time you use it, it takes on a little bit of your personality. The construction is subtle and sustainable.
Petite chair design David Eriksson
A café chair for the home.
Petite is made for cosy cafés and relaxed restaurants but looks just as good at the kitchen table. The neat construction makes it light to lift and stack hen you need space. And when it is in use, it still does not take much room, either literally or figuratively. The clean design means it fits in without demanding attention. It is when you take a closer look that you see the craftsmanship in every detail.
Elna table design Thomas Sandell
Where does the name Julius come from?
EMB: Julius is an important name in my family. My great-great-grandfather Julius on my father’s mother’s side was an inventor and someone the entire family has proudly revered for generations. Julius seemed perfect for such an innovative product. Our thinking also led us to shields and we studied their appearance in various cultures. Traditional Roman shields, with straight parallel lines and rounded corners, were an obvious point of departure and even in this respect Julius is an appropriate name.