Gärsnäs expanding02 May 2013
We welcome the arrival of a new Gärsnäs associate, Anders Nilsson. Anders, who joins us on 1st May, will be working with export sales, especially to Norway.
Gärsnäs to furnish the Wallenberg Auditorium at the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA)02 May 2013
Åke Axelsson and Gärsnäs have been commissioned to furnish IVA’s Wallenberg Auditorium, in association with White Arkitekter. The Vinga chair affords maximum comfort for an audience of 150 in the hi-tech renovated auditorium.
Åke Axelsson wins the Elle Interiör Design Award02 May 2013
Åke Axelsson was ceremonially presented with Elle Interiör’s prestigious Chair of the Year design award for his Ferdinand lounge-area/waiting-room seating.
Fredrik Färg and Emma Marga Blanches Emma armchair showered with distinctions02 May 2013
Emma, the well-tailored armchair by designer duo Färg & Blanche, has been voted Plaza Awards Armchair of the Year and Sköna Hem’s Furniture of the Year. Our heartiest congratulations!
Easter sale!25 March 2013
A springtime welcome to Gärsnäs’s annual Easter sale!
Starting on Easter Friday the 29 March, we will open the doors to Gärsnäs’s main office, where a selection from our regular collection, exhibition floor models, and discontinued models will be on sale for up to 70% off. Come and find sustainable designs by Åke Axelsson, Inga Sempé, Nina Jobs, Johan Celsing and others.
Enjoy a spring excursion through Österlen’s beautiful landscape, stop off in Gärsnäs, and seize the chance to embellish your home with the help of this year’s big Easter sale!
Opening hours 29/3 - 1/4
Easter Friday 10-17, Easter Saturday 10-16, Easter Day 10-16
The Gärsnäs stand at the 2013 Stockholm Furniture Fair06 February 2013
A laid-back Åke Axelsson, reclining in Ferdinand, winner of the Elle Interior Chair of the Year design award for 2013.
The Linnea stackable bentwood chair. Homage by Åke Axelsson to the classic Viennese chair by Michael Thonet.
Thomas Sandell’s Elna bracket table, in front of Fredrik Färg’s & Emma Marga Blanche’s Emma armchair in various shades of blue and green.
CAMELOT table04 February 2013
Ash top, white-painted tubular steel base. Connectable table adapted for electrical/IT/telephone wiring, with trunking underneath.
DAY chair04 February 2013
Armchair, fully upholstered or upholstered inside, with bentwood ash or walnut back. Chromium-plated tubular steel base. Ash or walnut armrests. Now also available as a swivel chair with casters or levelling glides. Writing top and ganging flush plates available as accessories. The swivel chair is not connectable.
ELNA nesting tables and coffee table04 February 2013
Nesting tables with top and frame of ash. Bracket table with top and frame of ash.
EMMA easychair04 February 2013
FREDRIK FÄRG AND EMMA MARGA BLANCHE
Hand-sewn easychair with frame and legs of ash. Fabric upholstery.
FLAKE easy chair04 February 2013
Easy chair of natural ash, fully upholstered. High back, with swivel base. Low back on four legs of natural or stained ash. Can also be fitted with armrests of the same material.
LINNÉA stackable chair04 February 2013
Chair of steam-treated bentwood beech, choice of colours. Stackable.
ORBIT flexible lamp04 February 2013
Flexible lamp, black or white painted shade. Takes a Softone (Philips) low-energy bulb with an E27 cap, 12W.
Welcome to our stand!25 January 2013
Stockholm Furniture Fair 5–9 February 2013
Hall A, stand A14:30. Opening hours Tuesday–Friday 9am–6pm, Saturday 10am–5pm
Showroom at Sven-Harrys Konstmuseum
Tuesday–Friday 9am–6pm, Saturday 10am–4pm
201319 December 2012
Here’s wishing you all the best for the New Year, and thanking you very much for the old one!
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING HOURS
Gärsnäs will be closed between Christmas and the New Year,
re-opening on Wednesday, 2nd January.
Anniversary exhibition at Gärsnäs!25 June 2012
Åke – Furniture from eight decades
Just in time for the summer Gärsnäs is throwing open its large glass doors to the Åke Axelsson anniversary exhibition entitled Åke – Furniture from eight decades. Chair designer, interior designer and product designer Åke Axelsson has designed more than 200 chair models. The first one he created for Gärsnäs is still in production today. His significant accomplishments also include a number of important building interiors, ranging from the Riksdag Library in Stockholm and the King Carl XVI Gustaf Jubilee Room at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, the library of the Marine Museum in Karlskrona, and the Den Gyldene Freden restaurant in Stockholm. Curated by Nina Jobs, the exhibition is a journey through eight eventful decades up until today. Hear Åke Axelsson himself speak at some of his special guided tours! And don’t miss the opportunity to buy the Ferdinand and Wood chairs at a special anniversary price during the exhibition period.
Åke – Furniture from eight decades continues until 17 August
Mondays – Fridays 9.00–17.00
Closed Saturdays from 23/6 to 18/8
Special tours by Åke Axelsson, three Thursdays during the summer:
28 June at 14.00
9 August at 18.00
16 August at 18.00
Cost SEK 100, places are limited, preregister at firstname.lastname@example.org
Launchparty at Gärsnäs Showroom25 June 2012
Lotta Kühlhorn launches her book in Swedish on patterns: Rapport! En bok om att göra mönster
One of Sweden’s leading pattern designers, Lotta Kühlhorn, recently held her book launch at the Gärsnäs showroom. In her book on patterns, called Rapport - en bok om att göra mönster, the author generously shares both technical methods and her own work secrets. Readers also receive good advice on how to make attractive patterns by themselves.
Gärsnäs goes Switzerland25 June 2012
Recently Gärsnäs participated in the lighting and design exhibition SVENSKT.LJUS.&DESIGN in Zurich. For the second year in a row the Swedish Trade Council organised the event in the beautiful warehouse setting of Papiersaal in Sihlcity in Zurich. Gärsnäs presented its latest new products together with some classics. Both the general public and the Swiss architects showed great interest.
Anniversary Exhibition24 May 2012
ÅKE – Furniture from eight decades
To mark the 80th birthday of Åke Axelsson, Architect SIR/MSA Professor, and to celebrate his almost 50 years of collaboration with Gärsnäs, on May 31 we will open an anniversary exhibition at our showroom in Stockholm. Åke Axelsson has designed more than 200 chair models, of which his first chair for Gärsnäs, model S 217, is still in production today. He has also designed the interiors of many Swedish public buildings, including the Riksdag Library in Stockholm, the King Carl XVI Gustaf Jubilee Room at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, the library of the Marine Museum in Karlskrona, the Cookbook Museum in Grythyttan and the Den Gyldene Freden restaurant in Stockholm. The exhibition is curated by Nina Jobs and will highlight some of the themes that have inspired Åke over the years. Prototypes, originals and bestselling classics will be exhibited side by side. The chairs Wood and Ferdinand will be offered at a special price solely for this anniversary exhibition.
You are most welcome!
May 31 – August 17
Open: Monday – Friday 9.00–17.00
Closed Saturdays from 23/6 – 18/8
5x3 Design Visions27 March 2012
Åke Axelsson is featured in the exhibition 5X3 Design Visions at the Copper Smithy in the Finnish village of Fiskars, a lively design centre located west of the capital, Helsinki. 5X3 Design Visions will run for a year and showcases the work of three designers during five different periods. The theme is materials and techniques that represent sustainable development. To present a close-up view of each individual designer, the design process is illustrated by sketches, miniature models and prototypes alongside the finished objects. The result is a series of intimate exhibitions that give visitors new insights into the designers’ work. Johanna Gullichsen and Kaisa Luukkanen exhibit together with Åke Axelsson. Later this year other Gärsnäs designers, Anna von Schewen and Inga Sempé, will also be featured at Fiskars.
5X3 Design Visions, Copper Smithy, Fiskars, Finland
1/4 – 6/5/2012
Åke Axelsson, Johanna Gullichsen, Kaisa Luukkanen
5/8 – 23/9/2012
Anna von Schewen, Inga Sempé, Björn Dahlström
A look back at the furniture fair27 March 2012
Our warm thanks for all the visits to our stand at the furniture fair and our showroom beside Vasa Park. Gärsnäs received a great response both to our classic creations and not least to the new products we presented during the fair. The latter category included Johan Lindstén’s floor lamp Orbit, which was inspired by old filming lamps, the stylish lounge furniture Flake by Nina Jobs, the compact folding table Ballerina by Åke Axelsson, and Pierre Sindre’s sober chair Day. Other products that were presented include Åke Axelsson’s stackable chairs Moderna I and II, which were designed for the restaurant at Stockholm’s Moderna Museet. Moderna is made of beech wood and has sound-absorbent material underneath the seat to increase the level of comfort in busy environments.
Åke Axelsson celebrates his 80th year22 February 2012
Åke Axelsson has been designing furniture for Gärsnäs during nearly 50 years. The first chair that Åke Axelsson has in production at Gärsnäs was introduced in 1963 and is named S 217. It is still in production.
All of us at Gärsnäs join in the celebrations on this great occasion.
Stockholm Furniture Fair 201230 January 2012
Successful opening of the new Gärsnäs showroom22 November 2011
The official opening of the new Gärsnäs showroom and shop was a great success.
“It felt fantastic that as many as six hundred people wanted to celebrate with us,” comments Gärsnäs CEO Dag Klockby. “Thank you all for coming. Now we’re looking forward to presenting Gärsnäs to a wider audience.”
Gärsnäs showroom is also an exciting shop where visitors can explore their interior design ideas. Welcome!
Shop: Mondays closed, Tuesdays–Fridays 11–18, Saturdays 11–16
Showroom: Mondays–Fridays 9–17, closed for lunch 12–13
Contact: Anna Klockby, tel. +46 (0)8-442 91 53
Better acoustics in Stockholm’s Skeppsholm Church22 November 2011
450 chairs with a sound-absorbent insert under the seat have greatly improved the acoustics in the historic Skeppsholm Church in the heart of the Swedish capital. Now used as a concert hall, the building was recently renovated for the use of the Eric Ericson International Choral Centre. In conjunction with the renovation, the architectural firm Bach arkitekter commissioned designer Åke Axelsson and Gärsnäs to develop a version of the furniture company’s Akustik chair.
The result is a lightweight and versatile chair which is both stackable and linkable, and which functions well for concerts and other events. The work was done in collaboration with the National Property Board Sweden and the architect in order to meet all requirements and needs.
Contact: Björn Andersson, tel. +46 (0)705-781 431
Gärsnäs selected as official supplier to the Swedish state02 November 2011
Gärsnäs has again been selected as a framework agreement supplier to the Swedish state. In the face of stiff competition our furniture was ranked highest, primarily for its design and function but also for ergonomic and environmental reasons.
At Gärsnäs we are pleased and proud at the agreement, which is proof that our business strategy that we have pursued since 1893 is still on the right track.
Gärsnäs in Vienna24 October 2011
We exhibit at the Swedish Embassy in Vienna during the Svenskt Ljus & Design evening 9 Nov. The exhibition is thereafter shown in the entrance of the newly opened Stilwerk Galleria in the centre of Vienna until 19 Nov. Welcome!
Gärsnäs open up the display window to the world!29 September 2011
On Saturday, October 1, is the grand opening of Gärsnäs new showroom and shop, where visitors can explore their interior design ideas.
Gärsnäs has developed a range of new products for the home environment to complement the collection of furniture created by designers such as Åke Axelsson, Anna von Schewen, Inga Sempé, Monica Förster, Damian Williamson and Nina Jobs.
The new Gärsnäs showroom and shop is situated in Sven-Harry´s Art Museum at the Vasa Park.
“Our new range of interior design products has placed our furniture in a new context, and the whole environment of the Vasa Park and Sven-Harry’s Art Museum creates a setting that feels new and inspiring,” comments Gärsnäs CEO Dag Klockby. “This new venture is a way for us to make Gärsnäs more accessible to private consumers. We are also able here to showcase our Österlen cultural heritage, and our cooperation with glass artist Elna Jolom and ceramic artist Anna Bell are two good examples of that.”
Shop: Mon closed, Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm
Showroom: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, closed 12am-1pm
Please contact Susanne Lorenz Liljefors for further information.
Cell +46 708 740 144 or e-mail email@example.com.
GÄRSNÄS AT FORMEX31 August 2011
Gärsnäs will participate at the Formex Fair in Stockholm 1-4 September. At the exhibition "17 Swedish Designers" you can see Loop, coat hanger designed by Nina Jobs and easy chair Dress by Anna von Schewen.
At the exhibition "Inspiration" at the main entrance hall you can see the shelf Flying Rings designed by Monica Förster and sofa Kvilt by Nina Jobs.
Swedish Love Stories 2011: Welcome Home10 April 2011
Gärsnäs opens a new showroom in Stockholm26 February 2011
This spring we will be moving our showroom to the new art museum in Stockholm’s Vasa Park: Sven-Harrys Konstmuseum. The building will also house exhibitions of contemporary art on several floors plus a roof terrace with a sculpture park, a restaurant and a small number of homes. Sven-Harrys Konstmuseum is designed by Wingårdh Arkitekter.
The museum interior furnishings are by Åke Axelsson Arkitektkontor.
GÄRSNÄS AB, Eastmanvägen 12A, 113 61 Stockholm
New Products 2011 - MOTION16 February 2011
Design Monica Förster
Bench in natural birch or stain. Comes in right or left versions. When benches are linked their asymmetrical form creates a wave-like movement.
The bench can also be linked to a table at 45 or 90 degrees.
Motion creates a powerful and playful impression in a room and suits many different settings.
FLYING RINGS16 February 2011
Design Monica Förster
Wall shelf with a circular console and shelf in varnished wood. A flexible and adaptable shelf for a variety of settings.
”Roman rings, agile gymnasts and virtuoso acrobats.
Large circles thrown up in the air and frozen in mid-motion create the frame of this shelf.”
KVILT16 February 2011
KVILT Sofa, Easy chair and stool
Design Nina Jobs
Previously exhibited as a prototype at the Stockholm Furniture Fair and Salone del Mobile, Milan. Kvilt is now presented as a sofa, easy chair and stool. The shared vision of Nina Jobs and Gärsnäs during the development process has been to present an attractive contemporary furniture with a high level of seating comfort, high quality and long lifespan. Great emphasis and energy have been invested in the design of the padding material and upholstery.
With its various quilting patterns plus the combination of fabrics and leathers, Kvilt can adopt various appearances that contribute to a room’s character.
Comes with either a solid base or with legs in solid round-turned ash wood. Removable cover.
ÖSTERLEN16 February 2011
Design inga Sempé
Chair in natural ash, stain or white-pigmented wax oil. Back/back legs in solid bent ash. Seat in veneer.
Table in natural ash, stain or white-pigmented wax oil. Table top in veneer and legs in solid ash.
Elle Interiör Designpris 201114 February 2011
Stockholm Furniture Fair 201106 February 2011
Hall A Stand A23:20
Inga Sempé , Monica Förster, Nina Jobs
Guldstolen 2010, “Best interior”22 November 2010
Furniture from Gärsnäs, design Åke Axelsson, in the Interior of the Year!
Guldstolen 2010, “Best interior”
Restaurant Buco Nero, Stockholm
Architect Rachis Lestaric
We are delighted for the interest for Gärsnäs in Milan.29 April 2010
Visit our showrooms at Rödbodtorget 2 in Stockholm and at Malmövägen 16-18 in Gärsnäs and look at our new products from the fair in Milan!
Anna von Schewen
Milan Week 14-19/4 201031 March 2010
Of course, we will also be exhibiting at Salone Internazzionale del Mobile from 14-19 April 2010. It’s our way of telling the world about the contemporary Swedish furniture tradition. Milan Week is without doubt the world’s most important meeting place for everyone who works with furniture, lighting, and home or office interior design. The event is usually both inspiring and overwhelming in equal measure. Do drop in to see our new products and maybe also enjoy an espresso, pavilion 12, stand E:06.
WOOD26 February 2010
DESIGN ÅKE AXELSSON
Wood is made from beech from sustainably managed forests. The components are made with a traditional steaming technique that uses a minimal amount of wood. Wood is packed disassembled in a recyclable cartonboard in order to reduce transport volume and thereby carbon dioxide emissions. Wood is lightweight and comfortable and meets the highest requirements for both product durability and environmental sustainability. Wood is available in untreated or waxed beech, or with a ecolabelled stain in black, white, dark brown or red. The back can be upholstered in a choice of vegetable tanned
leather, sheepskin or cotton canvas.
KVILT EASY CHAIR AND SOFA26 February 2010
DESIGN NINA JOBS
Kvilt was shown as a prototype in 2009 at the Stockholm Furniture Fair and Salone del Mobile in Milan. We now present Kvilt as an easy chair and sofa. During the two-year development process, we worked with Nina Jobs to achieve an attractive and comfortable easy chair and sofa of high quality and with a long lifespan. We placed great importance on the design of the wadding and the upholstering process. Kvilt can appear very different thanks to the range of available quilting patterns and the varied combinations of
textiles and leathers. We have chosen to present Kvilt in an exclusive material, Alcantara, and in a cotton canvas. The sofa legs are in solid, turned ash wood. The sofa cover is removable and comes with Velcro strips and a zipper.
MOTION26 February 2010
DESIGN MONICA FÖRSTER
A bench in natural birch or stained. Available in a right- or left-sided version. When the benches are joined, the resulting asymmetrical form creates a wave movement that runs along the wall. Motion has a strong, playful presence and suits many different environments.
DRESS SOFA26 February 2010
DESIGN ANNA VON SCHEWEN
The Dress sofa is a complement to last year’s launch of the Dress easy chair. The sofa is recognisable by the draped look of its pleated upholstery and by its concave “waistline”. Dress is compact, offers good seating comfort, and functions as a beautiful room divider thanks to its
pleated back. Dress is covered in Scuba or Lucca, two fabrics from Kvadrat or leather. Different fabrics can be used on the outside and inside of the sofa.
BUTTON II26 February 2010
DESIGN PIERRE SINDRE
Easy chair, frame in natural ash or stain. Back and armrests in moulded felt, also available in leather. Seat covered in fabric or leather. BUTTON II , an elegant and confortable easy chair. The exciting encounter between
two materials gives the easy chair a contemporary, innovative look. A easy chair for different occasions and meetings!
CRAFT I, II26 February 2010
Design Åke Axelsson
Chair and armchair in natural or stained ash. Seat in fabric or leather. An elegant, well made chair in a classical timeless model with a high level of craftsmanship. The seat’s innovative solution with a shaped felt cushion and
wadding combined with the design of the back sections makes Craft especially comfortable.
Stockholm Furniture Fair 201012 February 2010
Stockholm City Law Courts25 January 2010
For the major renovation and extension of the Stockholm City Law Courts, the Swedish National Courts Administration chose furniture from Gärsnäs.
During 2009 we supplied about 3,000 chairs and tables to various parts of the building, where work was completed in the autumn of 2009.
Wood25 January 2010
A chair for the future
This chair takes up very little space when unassembled. By saving 80 to 90 per cent of an ordinary chair’s transport volume, Wood also spares the environment from large amounts of carbon dioxide, packaging materials and storage space. Wood’s components are bent with a traditional steaming technique that uses a minimal amount of wood. The wood used is local red beech with from sustainably managed forests. The chair is constructed to last for many years – another benefit to the environment. Concept and form: Åke Axelsson.
Stockholm Furniture Fair - 9-13/2 201025 January 2010
Gärsnäs will be exhibiting at the Stockholm Furniture Fair from 9-13 February 2010. We will be presenting our new products and our designers. The Stockholm Furniture Fair is the natural hub of Nordic design and everyone in the region who works with furniture. The fair features both new talent and the most established designers. You are welcome to visit us at stand A20:20 in Hall A!