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.
Today, Preben and Jørgen Rasmussen run an international, high-technology business with a positive environmental imprint.
What is development?
Functional furniture creates room, flow and efficiency in our everyday life. It is useful, durable and valued even after many years of use. This is the core of our success. We relate innovation to a whole. Life situation, housing, dreams.
What is quality?
We consider all components of our furniture. Not only wood is carefully selected, but also lacquer, fittings, packaging, not to mention textiles and chair foam, which comply with the strictest standards in the world as to fireproofing and wear.
We create innovative design with subtle but vital details for everyday use.