Swedish furniture - Made in Sweden
Our Swedish furniture, or rather Scandinavian furniture's simplicity and functionality, coupled with design and sustainability, reflects our efforts away from the short-lived trends and throwaway mentality, and in a sense towards the classic and "timeless". We at the Plus Function are trying to carry on the Swedish furniture heritage and do it with multi-functionality as a beacon, multi-functionality, which we also see as part of the pursuit of the "timeless". An important goal we have when we work out our multifunctional furniture is that they will provide a more flexible home and make your life easier, regardless of the size of space.
Furniture like High & Low, Keep Close, Variety Table, Scandi Bench and Doorobe are good examples of furniture that we think represent our endeavor well. The coffee table High & Low can be raised to a higher position that transforms the coffee table into a perfect place for meals in front of the TV, and work. Built-in storage hides remote controls, magazines and other gadgets. The desktop Keep Close offers smart storage solutions and a two gas strut lids that with a simple movement can hide everything on the desktop and simultaneously become a common table for other purposes. Variety Table serves both as a dining table and a conference table with lids to both kitchen use and space storage for laptop and other things. Our kitchen bench Scandi Bench with integrated storage is perfect for hiding away blankets, pillows and other things you want easily accessible, while there is storage in the back for magazines and the whole piece can also have the function as a room divider. Doorobe utilizes the unused space on the door to a fine storage.
History of Swedish Furniture
Swedish furniture is known since the early 1900s for its functionality, design and quality. The non-profit association "Svenska Slöjdföreningen" was founded in 1845, and changed its name to Svensk Form (the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design) in 1976. They laid the foundation for the Swedish furniture international design success and is probably the world's oldest design organization. With support by the Swedish government the organization began in all possible ways to promote Swedish furniture and other objects for design and marketing, including Sweden's participation in international exhibitions. The period after the First World War was characterized by changing style ideals, from the luxurious classicism to the austere functionalism. This led to a growing international appreciation of the Swedish functional design. The major Paris exhibition in 1925 and the exhibition at the Metropolitan in New York in 1927 contributed to this development. In the early 1930s the simple and pure traits that characterize Swedish design became an international concept called Swedish Grace.
At the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition modernism (or functionalism as it is mostly called in Sweden) was presented with full force. The exhibition showed unadorned houses and functional interiors, completely in the continental spirit. And in the background loomed a social program; with good design and architecture that would improve living conditions. In connection with the functionalism entry this transformed into a new concept for the Paris Exhibition in 1937 and the World Expo in New York in 1939 that become known as "Swedish Modern". The years after World War II the interest increased even more, among others through exhibitions at the Triennale in Milan from 1948 and onwards, and exhibitions in the US and Australia in the coming decades around the world. With the new modern way of life that came during the postwar era the functionalism and the needs of the community and homes became increasingly debated. During the 1950s, it is also becoming necessary with cooperation across the Scandinavian borders, and a conscious commitment to a common Scandinavian design led to the concept of Scandinavian Design that has come to stand for function, outstanding design and high quality.