A family owned horse farm, two sisters and one mutual goal: the story of BEdesign begins in 2012 alongside the Aura River near the coastal city of Turku, Finland.
Grown up in a family of architects and designers surrounded by nature and animals, founders and sisters Bette and Cilla Eklund wanted to create timeless and minimalistic designs for years to come. Designs that would not only look good but also be multifunctional and useful in many different spaces - and bring joy for several generations. Bette started sketching and crafting her designs into products and selling them on small Christmas markets. Cilla, with a few years working for top brands abroad behind her, shared Bette's spark for something of their own. Soon the sketches formed into a business plan and the idea of an international furniture design company was born. There and then BEdesign was founded – following the same goal today of creating simple and serene designs with purpose.
The two sisters complement one another perfectly. With Bette at the helm of the creative side being the company’s designer while Cilla as the CEO oversees the business aspects – woven together by a sister bond where they trust each other implicitly. The ability to learn from one another, and to see differences of opinion as opportunities for further growth, make the two a truly exceptional team.
Combining a straight-forward approach with captivating positive energy and a can-do attitude, Bette and Cilla are committed to build BEdesign into more than functional and high-quality craftsmanship designs. The sisters dream of creating a community around their designs and connecting with people who have given their designs a new home, sharing the special moment with them. The products are designed by Bette and made by Finnish craftsmen and women in Finland, enabling a sustainable and qualitative manufacturing the two sisters can proudly stand behind.
Today BEdesign consists of 3 employees, over 60 retailers in more than 18 countries including luxury department stores Lane Crawford and Stockmann. Their clients include celebrities and companies from all over the world.
As the Finnish nature’s ingenuity continues to be a constant source of inspiration and strength for their everyday living and creativity - they dream of a selection of products that go far beyond aesthetics, creating moments of value for generations to come.
Welcome to our world!
Let's never forget the first time we met.