Scan Magazine, Issue 129, October 2019

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Interiors inspiring creativity and productivity Edsbyn has a long manufacturing history, having been established 120 years ago. But the company keeps its eyes firmly set on the future, aiming to provide interiors to make the next generation thrive and grow in the workplace. By Malin Norman  |  Photos: Edsbyn

Gunnarsson, CEO, and ponders: “What happens after tomorrow? How can we get the next generation to thrive, and ultimately be creative and productive, in the workplace? We look at the next generation’s employees, their future expectations and the type of environments and furniture we can produce to make people enjoy their time at work.”

Located in the middle of Sweden, Edsbyn is surrounded by forests. With a history of manufacturing a range of wood products, these days the focus is on providing interiors for modern workspaces. As digitalisation is speeding up, demands in the workplace are changing too. Future workplaces are conscious, mobile and demanding, and Edsbyn is keeping up with its own designs and collaborations with prominent designers.

From offices to collaborative spaces

“Progress is exciting, and we are elevating our brand to stay ahead,” says Bengt

But before we look into the future, let us rewind to the ‘90s. In Sweden, offices typically had a separate hallway, confer-

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ence rooms and a kitchen – and separate rooms for its employees. Everyone had their own desk, often a robust construction to carry heavy computer equipment. Things have changed, though, and companies realise that it is costly to provide individual rooms for staff. There are new ways of working collaboratively, with

Bengt Gunnarsson, CEO

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