A DANISH FAMILY BUSINESS SINCE 1933
Skovby was founded in 1933 by cabinetmaker Thorvald Rasmussen. With vision, strenuous effort and professional pride he created a foundation for sustainable and functional furniture design, which his son Villy Rasmussen and grandsons Preben and Jørgen Rasmussen have carried on ever since.
Early special assignments for the small one-man workshop quickly advanced to complete dining room suites and in less than 20 years Skovby furniture was produced in product lines. This development led to the build-up of an international dealership network. A healthy organic growth with a continuing focus on craftsmanship, natural materials and a sustainable business model that commits to employees and environment.
The driving force, and a shared passion spanning the three generations of cabinetmakers, is function. Skovby was among the frontrunners within functional extension systems for tables, and today the furniture company is world renowned for a special talent to combine design and functionality. The continuous and direct reason for Skovby’s success is the ability to develop designs, which unite strong aesthetic expression with innovative function.
100 % DANISH DESIGN
Skovby furniture design builds on 85 years of experience with furniture production and a solid and strong opinion on raw materials, production and design. Our company is 100 % Danish and our furniture 100% Danish design.
With a passion for material, design and functionality Architect Per Haansbaek has developed a long line of Skovby dining room furniture for more than 25 years. Each piece of furniture has the characteristic Haansbaek signature – a distinct balance between design and functionality, which he believes to be of equal importance.
Skovby furniture is made from natural materials, selected with consideration and respect for nature, environment and people.
Wood is one of the most sustainable and lasting resources that exists. Sustainable forests in Europe and North America are increasing. Wood that we obtain from such forests is replaced, which supports preservation of ecosystem diversity. Our excess wood is used as fuel. All wood chips and shavings are utilized for heating our premises and contribute to a positive carbon-dioxide accounting and make up a valuable resource in our pursuit of a carbon neutral production.