Swedish SKARGAARDEN presents expansion of Award Winning KOSTER – Function and Design for demanding environments
In spring 2022, Swedish outdoor furniture brand Skargaarden launched Koster, a new range of dining chairs and tables.In December 2022, the Koster Dining chair was named the winner of the prestigious German Design Award in the category ”Excellent Product Design – Furniture”. Now, Skargaarden presents additional lounge furniture that completes the Koster range.
In spring 2022, Swedish outdoor furniture brand Skargaarden launched Koster, a new range of dining chairs and tables that – like all Skargaarden furniture – is designed to withstand the most demanding of environments and the harsh Scandinavian climate. The Koster range quickly became popular, ad in December 2022, the Koster Dining chair was named the winner of the prestigious German Design Award in the category ”Excellent Product Design – Furniture”. Now, Skargaarden presents additional lounge furniture that completes the Koster range.
”We are pleased to introduce the additional lounge series, which besides the lounge armchair, also contains two lounge tables and a sun bed. In addition, the dining tables are now available with mineral composite tabletops”, says Jari Visuri, founder and CEO of Skargaarden.
The first sketches of the Koster series were drawn up three years ago, and after tireless research and development, the complete collection with the lounge range added will be available in February 2023. The name Koster was inspired by the extreme weather conditions of the Koster Islands, an archipelago on the west coast of Sweden where the vast majority of the islands are a nature reserve.
The design objective was to produce a simple pared-down form that can withstand the most demanding durability specifications and load tests. One such requirement was that the furniture could stand on a skyscraper rooftop without blowing away, making the design specs even more challenging.
”The idea for this series started because we lacked chairs and tables that lived up to what we needed in our own garden. We were looking for a comfy, uncomplicated, beautiful, and simple design. Chairs that are easy to sit in – even when you have a lot of chairs close together around the table. We wanted something so durable so that they can remain outside year-round”, says Jari Visuri.
In December 2022 the Koster dining chair was awarded the German Design Award 2023 for outstanding design quality in the category ‘Excellent Product Design – Furniture’. The German Design Award is one of the most renowned design awards worldwide and enjoys an excellent reputation far beyond circles of experts.
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Skargaarden is a Swedish producer of high-quality outdoor furniture and accessories. They offer classic as well as durable teak furniture and accessories.