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  • July 2017

  • Jul 03
    EFG at Designers Saturday
    Jul 03 –

    EFG at Designers Saturday

    Welcome to meet us at the greatest event of the autumn: Designers Saturday in Oslo the 8th to 10 th of September. EFG will exhibit at AHO, Arkitektur- och Designhøgskolen, Mariedalveien 29 (bus stop 2), where we will show our latest news such as EFG Mingle Sofa and EFG Create Storage and EFG Create Seating.

    Program for Designers Saturday:

    Friday the 8th of September:
    Opening of Designers Saturday, Langkaia 1, from 16.30. Opening 17.00.
    Award ceremony 17.30-18.00.

    Saturday the 9th of September:  
    09.00 - 18.00 Free busses and 36 open showrooms.
    Saturday Night Party from 19.00.

    Sunday the 10th of September:
    11.00-16.00 Free busses and 36 open showrooms.
    16.00 The auction starts at KHiO and on the Blomqvist net. 

    Read more about Designers Saturday here

     


     


     

  • June 2017

  • Jun 27
    EFG Mingle
    Jun 27 –

    EFG Mingle

    How compact can a sofa be? As compact as you wish, of course, but can it at the same time be flexible, buildable and comfortable? EFG Mingle Sofa designed by KnudsenBergHindenes will be launched during the autumn and will be at the center of attention at Desingers Saturday in Oslo in September. The sofa that is designed by KnudsenBergHindenes will be the obvious choice for those wanting to create elegant and comfortable seating in super-compact spaces. The design is somewhat subdued to be able to modelled in various settings, which we think is important for a module based program.

    The design is described by Steinar Hindenes as somewhat subdued, for the sofa to fit into many different environments and be modeled in varied sets, which is important for a modular program.
    Read more about KnudsenBergHindenes here

    "We want to demonstrate fully that it is possible to create both comfortable, functional and aesthetically appealing sofa, which takes up minimal valuable space. We also want to offer an aesthetically pleasing and completely buildable sofa, that represents efficiency, particularly in regards to functionality, but also in floor space, transportation and materials", says Johan Björkman, product manager.

    EFG Mingle can easily be adapted to the requirements of a modern and changing environment and are ideal in most public places; offices, reception areas, schools and health care. The modules can be varied in an infinite number of combinations of curved and straight shapes and can be used to create closed spaces, open spaces, small spaces and large spaces - simply put, spaces for all kinds of mingling.

    For more information:
    Marianne Guriby Dahl, head of product development; marianne.dahl@efg.se  +46 765 367 508

     


     

  • Jun 14
    Thoughts for your next summer vacation
    Jun 14 –

    Thoughts for your next summer vacation

    Are you the type of workaholic that has a difficult time unwinding during holidays? For some, taking a break can feel very strange, even as your family members try to detangle you from work emails and phone calls. Take a look at the below suggestions o

    n how to unwind this holiday season.

    1. Tune in to relieve stress

    Start the day by improving your relationship with yourself. A few minutes of “me time” on a morning walk, run, cycle or swim can improve productivity throughout the day, “Dear stress….let’s break–up!”


    2. Don’t over schedule it and be flexible 

    This means stick to one location for a period of time (a few days or even the entire vacation). Only aim to do a few things each day, such as be by the pool, cook the family a meal, do something active - you get the picture. The aim is to try not to do too much in one day. If you think it might be too much, then it probably is. “If you can’t be flexible with life, you become irratable with life!”


    3. Get in the water

    Even if you can’t go to an exotic beach, you can find some way to enjoy the water. If you live or holiday near the coast, you can go to the beach. Otherwise there may be a lake or river nearby. I find that just looking at water is relaxing and regenerating. Going in is awsome. If you can’t do that in mothernature, find a pool! “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water!”

    4. Be a kid again 

    It’s easy to become so entrenched in work that you forget what made you happy as a kid! Switch off completely and learn to “play.” Burn an hour playing your favorite video game, throw a frisbee with friends, kick a ball, ride a bike, play sports, practice a musical instrument — anything that you enjoyed doing as a kid will make you feel liberated and relaxed. Whatever you do, don’t feel guilty doing it! “Life is better when you are laughing!”


    5. Listen to audio books

    Wehave fallen in love audiobooks. Whether we run, drive or are on a flight, they have done wonders to renew our excitement in novels. Now we have an exciting library filled with titles to keep us busy for the coming weeks! “Shhhh, I’m listening to my audio book!”

    Safe and chilled vacations wishes to you all! 

  • Jun 12
    New dealer - Kontorsspecial
    Jun 12 –

    New dealer - Kontorsspecial

    New dealer - Kontorsspecial in Vetlanda
     
    Kontorsspecial in Vetlanda has previously sold EFG, but only to selected SKL customers. Since May, we are  pleased to welcome Kontorsspecial as EFG distributor fully to all customers in their region. Kontorsspecial has several business areas, IT, Office Supplies, Cleaning & Care, and Interior Design.
    The interior team consists of Kjell-Ove Olsson, Towe Ljungberg and Linda Jonasson Gustafsson

    The head office is located in Vetlanda, but Kontorsspecial also has establishments in Jönköping, Nässjö, Västervik and Oskarshamn. Read more about Kontorsspecial at www.kontorsspecial.se
  • May 2017

  • May 15
    The impact of colours in our workplace
    May 15 –

    The impact of colours in our workplace

    As humans we are effected by different colours in different ways. Colours can be used in different ways to make a statement, set a mood or attract attention. Colours can also be used to energize, or to cool down. By selecting the right colour scheme in your workplace, you can create an atmosphere of elegance, warmth or calmness, or you can create an image of playful youthfulness.

    The Primary Colours


    YELLOW
    Is associated with joy, happiness, energy and optimism. It’s the colour of sunshine and gives us a warm and positive feeling when looking at it. It immediately grabs our attention, and can be used to highlight important things in communication or in a room. Most post-it notes are yellow, for a very good reason. Yellow creates optimistic feelings and liveliness and stimulates our brain and creativity, it’s a good idea to use it in areas which are set up for creative sessions and workshops. But just be careful, too much yellow might have a disturbing effect.

    RED

    Energy, strength and determination are often associated with red colours. The colour has a very emotional intention and creates the impression of speed and courage to us. Red items get our immediate attention and “red carpets” are naturally used at events to add to the news sensation. Red also stimulates discussion and argumentation. In business projects it can be used to stimulate people to make quick decisions or to reflect energy and excitement. The colour is suitable to use in dining and café areas since it stimulates our appetite and flavours.

    BLUE
    Blue is the colour connected with stability, trust and wisdom and it is the colour that most people in the world has as their favourite. It’s the colour of the sea and the sky and has a calming effect which helps us to relax. Since blue is also linked to consciousness and intellect, it can be used to enhance accuracy and precision in communication. It also lowers our heart rates and can therefore be suitable in offices, since it contributes positively to the employees’ calmness and feeling of hope.

    The Secondary Colours


    GREEN
    We mostly associate green with growth, harmony and freshness as well as durability, reliability and environmental friendliness. Green is the colour of nature and has a healing power. The colour is also associated with security and that’s why emergency exit signs are mostly green. It is also restful for our eyes and is considered to produce the least amount of eyestrain. This makes it a good choice for your computer desktop, if you spend several hours in front of your screen. It also reduces anxiety and a combination of blue and green works very well to create a calm and relaxed feeling in your workplace.

    ORANGE
    Joy, happiness and energy. Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It can increase they oxygen supply to the brain to produce a refreshing effect. Research has found that orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an energizing effect, and stimulates brain activity. It is often connected with healthy food which also makes it a suitable colour for dining areas.

    PURPLE
    Royalty is often associated with purple colours as well as elegance and creativity. It’s a combination of the stability of blue and the energy of red. The colour is often liked by children and youths and can with advantage be used in educational areas.

    GREY - avoid plain grey if you can...
    Grey by itself inspires people to be passive, uninvolved and have a lack of energy. Pairing the colour with a brighter and colourful shade will help you to offset the effect.

    Choosing the colour of your workplace, your clothes or your desktop do affect our mood and productivity. However, colours are not the only thing that affects us — you can still be efficient in a grey suit. But, when given the choice, picking a colour that will work with you, and not against you can only be positive.
  • May 03
    Trendwatch Salone del Mobile 2017
    May 03 –

    Trendwatch Salone del Mobile 2017

    Recently Milan Design Week 2017 took place, one of the largest design shows in the world. The fair attracts artists and designers from all corners of the world. Naturally EFG was there to find inspiration and to look for the latest trends in terms om colours, materials and shapes. Download the report and read more about the emerging trends.


    For more information contact:
    Anders Nilsson| Head of EFG Brand Sales
    anders.nilsson@efg.se | +46 140 67532
  • April 2017

  • Apr 28
    Book EFG Brand Ambassador Tommy Wilén for a customized seminar
    Apr 28 –

    Book EFG Brand Ambassador Tommy Wilén for a customized seminar

    For those of you who would like to learn more about active workplaces together with your colleagues, there is now a possibility to book EFG Brand Ambassador Tommy Wilén for a customized seminar. It can be held at your  office or ours - you decide. Of course the it is free for all EFG's friends!

    Get in touch with Tommy to book: Tommy Wilén | tommy.wilen@efg.se | 08-617 68 69
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  • Apr 12
    Easter Wishes from EFG
    Apr 12 –

    Easter Wishes from EFG

    Wishing all our customers, partners and employees a Happy Easter!
  • Apr 11
    Spring clean your desk with EFG and improve your productivity
    Apr 11 –

    Spring clean your desk with EFG and improve your productivity

    Spending time looking for documents, notebooks and computer chargers is not an effective way to use your working time. In addition a messy desk often leads to interruption and loss of focus.

    If everything is stored on your desk it makes it too easy to jump in-between different tasks and prioritize what you have right in front of you, instead of other things that might be of higher importance. By clearing your desk you can easily save up to half an hour per day, according to several efficiency consultants, which is several weeks a year.


    Our 5 quick cleaning tips:

    1. Only keep what you use every day on your actual desk, put the rest away. You will find your things easier if they are not in a big pile on your desk and it’s much easier to focus.
    2. Do you have papers on your desk that you haven't used in a long time? Go through everything that have piled up for months and throw the things that you do not use away. Things that should be archived are sorted into the correct folder immediately and placed in your storage unit.
    3. Throw broken or useless things away at once - pencils, folders or chargers. Having functional “tools” around you will make you more efficient, not having to search for working ones.
    4. What does your digital desktop look like? A messy computer desktop is often perceived as stressful. Save the key icons there only and organize the rest in subfolders to keep calm.
    5. Create a routine to clean up and put things back in their proper place before leaving the office for the day. It's much more fun to come to work again the next morning and also quicker to get started knowing where your things are.

    Should you need additional accessories or storage units to make your working day even more effective, please get in touch with us here.

    Happy cleaning & enjoy your valuable extra time!
  • February 2017

  • Feb 24
    Stockholm
    EFG Trend Report SFF2017
    Feb 24 – Stockholm

    EFG Trend Report SFF2017

    Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is the biggest exhibition in the world for scandinavian furniture- and lighting. As usual, we at EFG have scanned the fair for design trends in materials, styles and colours.

    Download and view the EFG Trend Report in Swedish or English and get in touch with us if you would like a personal presentation of it.

  • Feb 13
    Stockholm
    Thanks for a fantastic week at SFF2017!
    Feb 13 – Stockholm

    Thanks for a fantastic week at SFF2017!

    We really hope that you enjoyed the fair week and found it just as inspiring as we did. EVOLVE was the theme of the EFG stand and the EFG team will now get to work on evolving and bringing the new products onto the market during 2017.

    EFG Create: At the fair, we had the pleasure of presenting some evolutions to the EFG Create Storage and EFG Create Sofa. Designed by Jonas Forsman, the sofa offers elegant, comfortable and easily adaptable sitting, perfect for working and meeting in a modern office environment. During the week, Jonas joined us to talk about the design process and his thoughts around the EFG Create series.

    EFG Mingle Concept Sofa: The EFG Mingle Concept Sofa designed by KnudsenBergHindenes was presented on the fair. The aim is for this sofa to be the natural choice for stylish and comfortable seating in super-compact spaces.

    EFG Reuse: EFG:s unique service for giving used office furniture a new purpose was present at the fair with project managers Ramadan Berisha and Pelle Halling presenting a fantastic case film about how EFG helped Ericsson help the red Cross get 150 new workstations.

    We are already looking forward to 2018 and hope to see you again!
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  • Feb 07
    Stockholm
    Join us at SFF2017, we're open!
    Feb 07 – Stockholm

    Join us at SFF2017, we're open!

    Finally, the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2017 is now open and we are ready to meet you in our stand A37:20!

    This year we are showing ideas on how we can bring your interior design ideas to life under the theme "EVOLVE". We have a variety of design led solutions in the stand and with the possibility to meet some of our designers as well - Jonas Forsman, KnudsenBergHindenes and Olle Lundberg.

    For companies striving to put their values towards sustainability into action, EFG Reuse is the area to learn more about. The service is an integral part of our efforts to create modern, sustainable and effective interior design solutions.

    Welcome to stop by and share your goals and challenges with us - we look forward to seeing you in stand A37:20!

  • Feb 07
    EFG Mingle Concept Sofa
    Feb 07 –

    EFG Mingle Concept Sofa

    EFG Mingle Concept Sofa

    The EFG Mingle Concept Sofa designed by KnudsenBergHindenes was presented by EFG during the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2017. We believe that this design will be the choice for stylish and comfortable seating in super-compact spaces.

    "A High level of comfort in the smallest possible space has been important for us in the development process" says Steinar Hindenes. “The form of expression of EGF Mingle Concept Sofa is simple, with a few selected details that give the model a character of its own." The design is described by Steinar Hindenes as somewhat subdued, for the sofa to fit into many different environments and be modeled in varied sets, which is important for a modular program.

    "We look forward to our customers' experiences of the concept," says Johan Björkman, product manager. "We want to demonstrate fully that it is possible to create both comfortable, functional and aesthetically appealing sofa, which takes up minimal valuable space. We also want to offer an aesthetically pleasing and completely buildable sofa, that represents efficiency, particularly in regards to functionality, but also in floor space, transportation and materials ".

    EFG Mingle Concept Sofa can easily be adapted to the requirements of a modern and changing environment and are ideal in most public places; offices, reception areas, schools and health care. The modules can be varied in an infinite number of combinations of curved and straight shapes and can be used to create closed spaces, open spaces, small spaces and large spaces - simply put, spaces for all kinds of mingling.

    EFG Mingle Concept Sofa is designed by KudsenBergHindenes.

    For more information:
    Marianne Guriby Dahl, head of product development; marianne.dahl@efg.se  +46 765 367 508

     


     

  • Feb 05
    Stockholm
    Presenting our designers and EVOLVE
    Feb 05 – Stockholm

    Presenting our designers and EVOLVE

    At EFG, we are more than a little proud of our long-running designer co-operations. Teaming up with some of Scandinavia´s most prominent designers in our field, to create the furniture for tomorrow´s office and public spaces, is a true inspiration to us.

    At the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2017, we present EVOLVE, where we focus on the challenges facing our customers in creating a modern, productive and sustainable workplace. Under the EVOLVE theme, we are delighted to showcase both recently launched products in new and inspiring settings, as well as design concepts still under development.

    Designers Jonas Forsman, Olle Lundberg and KnudsenBergHindenes will all be stopping by our stand during the week. Take the chance to see how their fantastic products help us tell the EVOLVE story.

    Until the fair opens, why not have a closer look at some of their products in our EFG range?

    Jonas ForsmanEFG Create, EFG Create Seating

    Olle LundbergEFG Surround

    KnudsenBergHindenesEFG Woods, EFG Woods Club

    Welcome to EFG, stand A37:20, Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2017.

    #2017sff #2017sdw #showingscandinavia #europeanfurnituregroup

  • January 2017

  • Jan 19
    EFG Create - Create inspiring workplaces!
    Jan 19 –

    EFG Create - Create inspiring workplaces!

    The modern, creative workplace demands new ways of approaching the design and furnishing of offices. EFG and designer Jonas Forsman have taken on this challenge through EFG Create; a storage and seating furniture series for inspiring workplaces.
    Everyone who has played with Lego will understand the point of EFG Create. With the cube as a starting point, EFG Create can be used to build both storage, room dividers and seating – or an amalgamation of all three. EFG Create and Create Seating allow the solution to be designed and fully customized to suit workplace functions such as work, meet and relax.

    The system is designed to be built in combinations, but the seating and storage units also works individually. The modules are also easily configured from small to large solutions or reconfigured to suit ever changing needs. With EFG Create, the office can develop and transform smarter than ever. Not even a screwdriver is needed.

    EFG Create Storage was launched at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2015 and in autumn 2016 it was followed by phase two in the form of EFG Create Seating. EFG Create Seating certainly lives up to its name. Eleven standard colors for the metal base, six new linoleum colors for tops and a large number of fabrics as standard, offer nearly limitless possibilities for creating personal and expressive solutions. All EFG Create products are environmentally friendly and sustainably produced.

    Jonas Forsman is on his third year as designer for EFG European Furniture Group, and is the creator of both EFG Create and EFG Create Seating.
    -Jonas´ design combines functionality and innovation in a way that is very valuable in the changing office workplace, says Marianne Dahl, Product Development Manager at EFG European Furniture Group.

    EFG Create Seating products are accompanied by the small, elegant table EFG Navi which is available in the same materials and color selection as EFG Create Seating. It works perfectly with EFG Create series, or on it´s own.

    Take a closer look at EFG Create, Create EFG Seating and our news in stand A37: 20 at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2017!

    For more information:
    Jonas Forsman, Designer: info@jonasforsman.se +46 703 060664
    Marianne Guriby Dahl, Product Development Manager; marianne.dahl@efg.se 
    +46 765 367508

     


     

Jul 03 –

EFG at Designers Saturday

Welcome to meet us at the greatest event of the autumn: Designers Saturday in Oslo the 8th to 10 th of September. EFG will exhibit at AHO, Arkitektur- och Designhøgskolen, Mariedalveien 29 (bus stop 2), where we will show our latest news such as EFG Mingle Sofa and EFG Create Storage and EFG Create Seating.

Program for Designers Saturday:

Friday the 8th of September:
Opening of Designers Saturday, Langkaia 1, from 16.30. Opening 17.00.
Award ceremony 17.30-18.00.

Saturday the 9th of September:  
09.00 - 18.00 Free busses and 36 open showrooms.
Saturday Night Party from 19.00.

Sunday the 10th of September:
11.00-16.00 Free busses and 36 open showrooms.
16.00 The auction starts at KHiO and on the Blomqvist net. 

Read more about Designers Saturday here