BEdesign was established in 2012 by sisters Bette and Cilla Eklund. What initially started as a small family-owned business has since then grown into an internationally renowned design brand, celebrated for its standout design furniture and home accessories. With more than 60 retailers in 18 countries, including luxury department stores such as Lane Crawford, Stockmann and Vepsäläinen, their products are sold worldwide and have collected design awards along the way.Ten years later, we still run the business from our hometown of Turku in Southwest Finland. As BEdesign has grown over the years, one thing remains the same: our dedication to longevity, minimalism, high quality and traditional craftsmanship. In our collection, organic shapes such as undulating lines, dynamic curves and powerful arches contrast with geometric shapes.
“Over the past 10 years, BEdesign has grown into something we could never have imagined. The most important thing for us, however, is that BEdesign reflects a set of values that we can be proud of. Our greatest ambition has always been to help people create a harmonious and confident environment." Bette Eklund
Responsibility & commitment
We want to create desirable products that are never just thrown away but passed on over generations. Our products are as much about the nature and society that surrounds them as they are about the everyday life they need to support.
“To earn its place in the world, we believe that each BEdesign product should be created to bring years of value and joy to its owner(s). A long-lasting product is also a more sustainable product.” Bette Eklund
We strive to make a lasting positive impression, both in your home and on this planet. We place importance on every step of the design- and manufacturing process, recognizing that everything is borrowed from nature and will one day return. With commitment at the heart of every choice we make, we challenge ourselves to help shape a sustainable future, making it easier for you to make responsible choices.
“When we founded BEdesign in 2012 and set down our values, we decided that we as people and as a company are citizens of this world, of Finland and of our society. This means that we must have environmental, social and cultural aspects at the heart of our strategy.” Cilla Eklund
Modern design & traditional craftsmanship
We want to strengthen the position of Finnish design and know-how both in Finland and in the rest of the world. All our products are manufactured locally in Southwest Finland with respect to the traditions of Finnish wood and metal work. By keeping the entire manufacturing process in Finland, we can employ local professionals and thus support the heritage of the Finnish furniture industry, giving the region more vitality and continuity. In addition, this ensures the highest quality of workmanship as well as safe working environments and proper wages and benefits for the employees. Many of our partners are family-owned companies with a long history in the industry.
Exploring new ideas, experimenting with materials and production techniques and doing things together has always been the path to innovation at BEdesign. Inside our factories, our designer works side by side with skilled craftsmen and women, combining modern design with traditional craftsmanship. Together they share the pursuit of creating high-quality craftsmanship with longevity.
10th anniversary celebrations
Earlier this autumn we launched Fan Stool in a new contemporary colour: Cobalt - Limited Edition. This fresh and bold yet timeless colour adds an additional wow factor to Fan Stool and helps create a confident environment. A true standout piece of furniture!
Explore Fan Stool Cobalt - Limited Edition here.We also created an exclusive 5-part series for you. Read the series to get a fresh look at BEdesign and a deeper insight into our exciting journey, which began already more than ten years ago. The series includes behind-the-scenes photos that have never been shared before and a visit to our designer Bette Eklund's home in our hometown Turku.
Read all the 5 parts of the series here.
We want you to celebrate with us by offering you a 15% discount on the entire collection. This exclusive offer is valid throughout October 2022. Simply apply the code "BE10Y" at checkout to redeem your discount.
To all orders placed during this time, we will also add a BEdesign "Let's never forget the first time we met" Tote Bag. This versatile cotton canvas bag is perfect for everyday use!
Explore all our products here.
Let's never forget the first time we met.
Thank you for joining us on this journey!
Bette & Cilla Eklund