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  • April 2018

  • Apr 11
    EFG Archie – we are all different
    Apr 11 –

    EFG Archie – we are all different

    We have different days.
    We do different things.
    In different places,
    but we are still one.
    Just like EFG Archie,
    designed by Carl Öjerstam.

    Download the brochure and meet EFG Archie.
  • March 2018

  • Mar 22
    Input interiör acquires EFG
    Mar 22 –

    Input interiör acquires EFG

     – A strategically important deal that increases our presence in the Nordic region, says Sune Lundqvist, CEO of Input interiör.

    Input interiör completed their first international establishment in Finland last year. With the acquisition of EFG, Input interiör is now also establishing itself in Norway and Denmark.

    EFG is a leading player with an interior solutions operation of 23 showrooms in the Nordic region as well as the EFG and SAVO brands.

    – With the acquisition, EFG’s interior solutions operation will become part of the Input interiör group and will thus become an interior design supplier exclusively, with access to new services and the widest range in the market. The manufacturing will have a stronger position to grow into a fully independent operation, says Marcus Westdahl, CEO of EFG.

    Input interiör foresees major advantages with the deal.

    – We have access to a new platform in Norway and Denmark while our operations in Sweden and Finland are being strengthened with additional skilled staff. We will also have access to two strong brands which will develop even faster separately, says Mille Milehem, COO of Input interiör.

    The deal is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2018.

    For more information, please contact:
    Marcus Westdahl, CEO EFG, +46 (0)730-98 14 00 or marcus.westdahl@efg.se

     

  • Mar 01
    EFG Archie – organic shape to suit the human body
    Mar 01 –

    EFG Archie – organic shape to suit the human body

    The smooth, organic shape of EFG´s new chair EFG Archie is inspired by the human body, both in design and function. “Archie is not only an aesthetically appealing chair”, says designer Carl Öjerstam. “It is a chair that gives support to sitters of all sizes, all day long. To achieve this in such a minimalist chair, you need to go further than simply the look – you need to pay careful attention to different aspects of user ergonomics. There are thousands of chairs out there, but not all of them get the comfort right – so that is what we set out to do”.

    “The process of developing EFG Archie has been long, and sometimes difficult” says Marianne Dahl, head of the EFG design team, “but it´s worth it now that we see the end result”. One challenge has been finding the perfect compound. “The material that we are now using for Archie is unique, and can not be found in any other chair on the market” says Marianne Dahl. “It is extremely flexible, highly durable, and it allows us to give Archie a finish that other materials don´t achieve. The pure compound also has a positive impact on recycling at the end of the product life span”.

    EFG Archie offers a versatile and playful design perspective on an everyday item. EFG Archie comes in five different models, to suit every need, with both metal and wooden legs. The metal legs come in a range of colours. The basic plastic shell has contrasting surfaces, both soft matte and high-gloss. The upholstered variant of Archie can also be designed with contrasting colours of fabric if desired. Alltogether EFG Archie offers hundreds of possible variants of expression.

    “EFG Archie is a fantastic chair”, says Craig Howarth, Commercial Director, “it embodies all the design goals of EFG, and the values of a modern workplace”.


    Meet EFG Archie, design by Carl Öjerstam

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    - Material: Shell: PC/ABS (references, LEGO, car bumpers, helmets) Fabric: one or two colours Legs: metal or wood

    - Stackable: yes

    - Variants: 4-legs, wooden base, sled base, bar chair, swivel base, armchair

    - Colours: Shell: 5 as standard, unlimited for large orders Legs: up to 11 metal colours as standard, 3 wood colours

     

    Meet Carl Öjerstam

    Carl Öjerstam is a designer specializing in product design for mass production. Clients include IKEA, Tupperware, Vodafone, Kinnarps Group, Selecta, Materia, Svenskt Tenn, BRIO, to name a few.  Awards include three times the RedDot design award, Residence Great form Prize in 2006.

    Carl holds lectures for companies, organizations and schools in different areas with a focus on product development, range development and environmentally focused design for mass production.

    Carl has appeared in a variety of books and magazines over the years, such as Swedish Design History, The International Design Yearbook, Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth, Tools for Living, IKEA the book, FORM, MD, ELLE interior, Residence, Sköna hem, RUM, SCHÖNER WOHNEN, Perspective+, to name a few. Carl has also participated in a variety of exhibitions and events such as Elementos Sueco, (2005-06, Brazil and Germany), Pascal Gallery, 2005, Swedish FROM GLOBAL COOKING 2007, Red dot Design Award 2001-2008, The World Expo 2010 Shanghai China and a great number of IKEA PS launches / exhibitions.

    Read more about EFG Archie here.
  • February 2018

  • Feb 26
    Stockholm
    EFG Trend Report SFF2018
    Feb 26 – Stockholm

    EFG Trend Report SFF2018

    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 the EFG Trend Report from SFF2018 and get in touch with us if you would like a personal presentation of it. Click here if you would like to experience this year's fair one more time!

  • Feb 12
    Stockholm
    Thanks for a fantastic week at SFF2018!
    Feb 12 – Stockholm

    Thanks for a fantastic week at SFF2018!

    We really hope that you enjoyed the fair week and found it just as inspiring as we did. At Stockholm Furniture Fair 2018, we at EFG let our products do the talking.

    “We are all about developing designs that incorporate what we stand for” says Marianne Dahl, head of EFG´s product development, “and we are looking forward to showing them off in a big way”.

    Featured products from EFG European Furniture Group at SFLF 2018:

    EFG Create
    This modular system of both storage and seating units as well as accessories can be used to create a solution for any room

    EFG Mingle
    How small can a sofa be? This system is designed to provide comfortable seating in small spaces

    EFG Pulse
    An EFG Classic has been updated with new materials and designs

    NEW:
    EFG Arche chair. Don´t miss it.

    “Innovation and sustainability are at the centre of our design in the past years” says Marianne dahl, head of design at EFG. “Today we are proud to offer a range that is truly modern”.

    After many years of renewing the EFG Range, increasing quality and we finding a sustainable way of working, we now offer a range of furniture that is both modern and sustainable.

    We are already looking forward to 2019 and hope to see you again!
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  • Feb 02
    EFG on Display at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2018
    Feb 02 –

    EFG on Display at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2018

    At Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2018, we at EFG will let our products do the talking. “We are all about developing designs that incorporate what we stand for” says Marianne Dahl, head of EFG´s product development, “and we are looking forward to showing them off in a big way”.

    Recent launches EFG Create, EFG Create Seating, and EFG Mingle are the results of strategic co-operations with designers Jonas Forsman and KnudsenBergHindenes, and they represent all the design goals of EFG: sustainability, Scandinavian aesthetics and lasting quality.

    After almost a decade of conscious and focused innovation and development of the EFG brand and range, EFG now go forward with a modern and sustainable offer.  This year´s edition of the fair will also be the launch of EFG Archie, EFG´s first plastic chair. “It´s a new chapter for EFG, and a new material in our range” says Johan Björkman, product manager. “Archie fits our design story perfectly and it has been a privilege to develop this chair in close co-operation with designer Carl Öjerstam. Don´t miss it!”

    Featured products from EFG European Furniture Group at SFLF 2018:

    EFG Create:
    This modular system of both storage and seating units as well as accessories can be used to create a solution for any room

    EFG Mingle:
    How small can a sofa be? This system is designed to provide comfortable seating in small spaces

    EFG storage:
    An EFG Classic has been updated with new materials and designs

    NEW:
    EFG Arche chair. Don´t miss it.

    “Innovation and sustainability are at the centre of our design in the past years” says Marianne dahl, head of design at EFG. “Today we are proud to offer a range that is truly modern”.

    After many years of renewing the EFG Range, increasing quality and we finding a sustainable way of working, we now offer a range of furniture that is both modern and sustainable.

    Over 133 years of learning has brought us here.
    Scandinavian aesthetics, quality, sustainability
    and clever design is part of our story.
    Enjoy the journey and the future by EFG.

    Welcome to EFG.

  • November 2017

  • Nov 30
    See you at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2018
    Nov 30 –

    See you at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2018

    EFG on Display.

    Over 133 years of learning has brought us here.
    Scandinavian aesthetics, quality, sustainability
    and clever design is part of our story.
    Enjoy the journey and the future by EFG.
    Welcome to EFG at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2018.

    Save the dates in your calendar, February 6-10th, to visit us, and share your goals and challenges. We look forward to meeting you in stand A37:20! Read more about the fair here.
  • Nov 23
    EFG Kite – an elegant sound absorbing wall screen
    Nov 23 –

    EFG Kite – an elegant sound absorbing wall screen

    EFG continue the acoustics focus with the launch of a new wall-mounted sound absorbing screen: EFG Kite. Expressive, flexible and easy to use, EFG Kite is the ideal choice for a modern, open-plan office or lounge space.

    ”The purpose of EFG Kite is to offer a sound-absorbing screen that combines function with good design”, says Johan Björkman, product manager at EFG.

    The name ”EFG Kite” is inspired by the products´ design, and hints that there is lots of room for playfulness. The screen itself comes as a square or a rectangle in different sizes, as well as an L-shaped screen. The models can be combined to create a personal solution. The screen is also upholstered in one-or two colours of fabric.
    ”EFG Kite is very easy to mount” continues Johan Björkman, ”a fact that will save time both for our staff and for customers”. ”Rearranging the office as needs change over time also becomes much easier”.
    EFG Kite Wall is designed by EFG Design Team, headed by Marianne Dahl.

    More information:
    Marianne Guriby Dahl, Manager Product Development;
    marianne.dahl@efg.se
    , +46 76 53 67 508
  • Nov 06
    EFG Tab S – a brand new sound absorbing office screen
    Nov 06 –

    EFG Tab S – a brand new sound absorbing office screen

    A healthy sound environment is vital to a well-functioning, modern office. However, every room calls for it´s own solution. EFG now present a new acoustic screen in three different designs, for a flexible and adaptable solution.

    ”During a typical day at the office, we need to both cooperate with others, and work undisturbed," says Marianne Dahl, Manager of Product Development at EFG European Furniture Group. "Therefore, we as manufacturers must offer quality products for creating private spaces and for silencing, that can also be rebuilt and adapted as the workplace changes over time."

    EFG now introduces a family of upholstered, acoustic office screens, EFG Tab S, with sound-absorbing properties. The screen is available as a traditional desktop screen, a floor screen and a wall-mounted screen. The floor screen can be stand-alone or linked, to create separate work or meeting places in open plan offices.
    EFG Tab is designed by EFG Design Team headed by Marianne Dahl.

    More information:
    Marianne Guriby Dahl, Manager Product Development; marianne.dahl@efg.se, +46 76 53 67 508
  • October 2017

  • Oct 25
    BimObject - updated with our latest product news
    Oct 25 –

    BimObject - updated with our latest product news

    Recently we added several new products into our standard assortment - EFG Mingle & EFG Tab S - they are all available for download on BimObject.

    Download them here:
    EFG Mingle: https://bimobject.com/en/efg/product/efgmingle
    EFG Tab S Desk: https://bimobject.com/en/efg/product/efgtabs_desk
    EFG Tab S Wall: https://bimobject.com/en/efg/product/efgtabs_floor
    EFG Tab S Floor: https://bimobject.com/en/efg/product/efgtabs_wall

    There are several advantages of wtih BimObject:

    • All product information in one place
    • The most common file formats for download (Revit, Archicad, 3Ds, dwg, Sketchup etc.)
    • Direct configuration in 3D-view makes it easy to use even for the inexperienced user
  • Oct 23
    EFG Mingle – clever, compact, comfortable
    Oct 23 –

    EFG Mingle – clever, compact, comfortable

    A flexible, modular, compact, yet comfortable sofa system - EFG Mingle is this autumn´s soft seating product from EFG. Designed by KnudsenBergHindenes for those who want to create elegant and comfortable seating on a small surface.

    "A high level of comfort, while taking up as little space as possible has been the main focus of the development process," explains Steinar Hindenes. "The look of EFG Mingle is minimalist, with some selected details that give the sofa a character of its own." Steinar Hindenes describes the design as somewhat subdued, which allows EFG Mingle fit in almost anywhere. It can also be modeled in many various setups, which is important for a module-based program.

    EFG Mingle was presented as a prototype at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2017. The design has been refined during the year, and the sofa is now being launched as a complete sofa system with seating modules in various sizes and styles, as well as accessories and table modules.

    "EFG Mingle is a comfortable, functional and stylish sofa that takes up a minimum of valuable office space,” says Johan Björkman, Product Manager. "We have strived for efficiency, especially in functionality, but also from other perspectives that are important to our customer; floor space, transport and materials ". “We look forward to presenting the full EFG Mingle range to our customers!”.

    EFG Mingle Sofa can easily be adapted to the demands of a modern and changing environment and is suitable for most public environments; offices, reception areas, schools and healthcare. The modules can be varied in an infinite number of combinations of rounded and straight shapes and can, if desired, form closed spaces, open spaces, small spaces and large spaces – there is a “Mingle” for every need.

    KudsenBergHindenes have designed EFG Mingle, and are also the designers of the popular EFG chair EFG Woods.

    More information:
    Marianne Guriby Dahl, Manager Product Development; marianne.dahl@efg.se, +46 76 53 67 508
  • September 2017

  • Sep 07
    Nordic design in focus at Dan Foam's new office in Årup
    Sep 07 –

    Nordic design in focus at Dan Foam's new office in Årup

    When Dan Foam's new office in Årup was furnished the focus was to create an outstanding workplace to attract the best employees in the area and to have a Nordic design and feeling in the office. After the opening of the new office the word quickly spread that this was a really inspiring workplace and the productivity and well-being of the existing employees increased.

    Several products from EFG can be found in the workplace: EFG Active, EFG Collaborate, EFG Create, EFG Tab and EFG Surround.

    For more information please contact:
    Anders Nilsson, +46 140 67532, anders.nilsson@efg.se.
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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! 

Apr 11 –

EFG Archie – we are all different

We have different days.
We do different things.
In different places,
but we are still one.
Just like EFG Archie,
designed by Carl Öjerstam.

Download the brochure and meet EFG Archie.