Bönan is a sleepy fishing village on the Swedish coast, a couple of hours’ drive north of Stockholm. It’s just a few boats and a lighthouse, really. On an amazing nearby seaside lot, two of Skargaarden’s founders built what looks like a modern incarnation of a mid-century Case Study House. Then they needed a sofa: one that would capture the spirit of the house, the village and the Baltic coast; as well as art, love and preferably life in general. Oh, and you should be able to leave it by the pool all year, without worrying about it or maintaining it. Actually, that last point is something we’ve heard more than once from hotel and restaurant owners in warmer parts of the world as well. So why not make a sofa for Bönan that could be used anywhere? But in the end, we weren’t happy just making a sofa. We created a modular sofa system that can be assembled in many different combinations.

Kind of clever – even if we say so ourselves.

Studio Norrlandet

Jari and Anna founded Skargaarden 2007 and has since then been developing the brand. Their interest in design and furniture was the reason they started Skargaarden and later on also why they decided to start Studio Norrlandet.

Designing a beautiful outdoor piece of furniture is a challenge as you have to take into account so much more than what is designed for indoors. The challenge is what drives them to design furniture beautiful enough to place indoors, durable enough for any harch weather challenge’s.

Jari has a background as a cabinet maker trained in fine carpentry. After finished carpentry education Jari found out that finishing last and being the most thorough in class probably wasn’t the most profitable profile for future employers. Now, many years later, it is an advantage in high end outdoor furniture design. Anna interest in acrylic painting and art makes their partnership exciting and above all fun.