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About

Carl Cyrén, Industrial Designer and Glass artist with experience from product development and cabinetmaking (left) 
Mårten Cyrén, Interior Architect and Designer. He has been working with interiors and product design, since the mid-eighties. (right)
                               

The Storängen Company

In early 2017 Mårten Cyrén and Torbjörn Källberg established Storängen Company – an idea 15 years in the making.
In the fall of 2020 Mårtens son Carl replaced Torbjörn as CEO and co-owner. Together they continue to collaborate with a well-established network of designers, craftsmen and makers, and further develop a portfolio of furniture based on timeless ideals and modern Scandinavian design.

Such as Storängen. A bold and charismatic offspring of the classic Windsor chair with uncompromising functionality and craftsmanship. The product that gavbe the company its name and with it came a simple idea: creating a direct and honest link between the craftsmen making the furniture, and the professional and private buyers they were intended for.
Storängen furniture is sustainably sourced, classically designed and manufactured with a combination of traditional skills and modern techniques. It is furniture to last a life-time.

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please contact us on,
Mårten phone: +46 (0)70 657 56 46, email: marten@storangendesign.com
Carl phone: +46 (0)73 899 92 19, email: carl@storangendesign.com
Address: Storängen Design AB, Banvägen 7, 131 41 Nacka, Sweden. email: info@storangendesign.com

At Karl-Eriks workshop

 

In Småland, the heartland of the Swedish furniture manufacturing we found our friend Karl-Erik. What he doesn’t know about carpentry and wooden furniture is hardly worth considering.
If you are not passionate about wood you will be after entering his workshop. A friendly welcome is accompanied by the noisy hum of the machines, dusty air and the strong scent of various wood species. His workshop is a fusion between traditional manufacturing technics and high tech machinery. Karl-Erik has the well-grounded knowledge that comes from several decades of experience and a natural understanding of good furniture. This guarantees a first rate result.

The Windsor chair

Furniture constructed from branches and twigs has been around for a very long time. It is of course impossible to determine where and when this kind of furniture arose. But in the late 1600s or early 1700s, it is said that King George III discovered the chair in a commoner’s home while out hunting. As he sat in the plain stick chair he ordered a batch to be made for Windsor castle, hence the name Windsor chairs.

The Windsor chair eventually made its way into the United States, spawning new regional variations. The Philadelphia Windsor had plain conical legs instead of traditional ball feet. The New England Windsor chair type was influenced by woodworkers in the New York area. Over the years many popular variations were developed: the Comb Back Windsor Chair, the Fan Back Windsor Chair, the Sack Back Windsor Chair...

With the return US emigrants in the late 1800s the Windsor chair was introduced to Scandinavia, sparking a new style of windsor, evolving a style befitting of our northern traditions and heritage.

Sustainability

Sustainability is largely a way of life and something we must embrace in threatening times for our environment. We are not claiming to save the earth, but we hope to make a small contribution.

Our goal is to make products from low impact materials with the potential to last a lifetime. Primarily we use sustainably sourced wood,  a material that all parts of its life cycle can be considered environment friendly. However when necessary we also select harder wearing materials. One example is the metal in the lower part of the Tupp bar stool. The footrest is the part that will get the most wear so here the metal has a purpose to prolong the life both physically and aesthetically.
A Longer life for our chosen belongings is one step to slow down the depletion of limited resources. Our ambition is simple – to design products that hold up to everyday use and age gracefully. With this, we hope to provide furniture you will be using for a long time to come.