Dinesen was founded in 1898 by Hans Peter Dinesen, a master builder who was unable to find wood of the quality he wanted and as a consequence started up his own sawmill. Today, the business is managed by great-grandchild Thomas Dinesen and his wife Heidi Dinesen.

The headquarter is still located at the old sawmill in Jels, Denmark with the production facilities nearby. Over the years, the production facilities has been expanded and optimised with the best available technology. Still, Dinesen sticks firmly to the old values of craftsmanship.

Ever since 1898, the family business has been driven by a passion for wood and respect for nature. To ensure the high level of quality, every single plank is passed through ten pairs of hands on its way through the production. Today, Dinesen is a part of unique projects worldwide. With an eye for diversity, Dinesen designs extraordinary plank floors and other creative interior solutions of wood where only the size and shape of nature itself set the limit.

Dinesen’s personal interest in clients and their projects epitomises the philosophy of the company. Each floor is custom-made in close consultation with the clients including a large number of international designers and architects. This close co-operation and Dinesen’s long-standing experience contribute to creating unique solutions for every project undertaken.


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Herringbone pattern in the library of Dinesen's showroom in Copenhagen


Dinesen Douglas in a private apartment


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Dinesen HeartOak at restaurant noma


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Dinesen GrandOak in the Victoria Miro gallery in Mayfair, London

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