First there is a memory. It starts with a memory, a precious moment, a lasting emotional feeling. The memorable moment; from the smallest detail to the experience as a whole. These are the memories and moments we hold dear and meaningful and that continue to live on. This is the feeling we wish to convey through our design items, creating products that become cherished and a part of lasting, meaningful moments.
Let's never forget the first time we met.
Our company BEdesign was founded by us, sisters Bette and Cilla Eklund in the fall of 2012. Bette is responsible for the product design and of developing the artistic vision of the company, while Cilla is responsible for the business development.
We are passionate about nature, having grown up on a farm and spent our childhood being surrounded by animals and outdoor life. For us, nature’s ingenuity works as a constant source of inspiration and strength for our everyday living. Combined with our family roots in Finnish architecture, arts and design, the design language is a mix of both worlds. Great emphasis is put in aesthetics, functionality as well as outstanding quality materials.
“My work is strongly influenced by nature, the purity of raw materials, and geometric forms. The starting point is to design individualistic furniture that stands out from the crowd. My wish is to create a design language of 'tomorrow's classics', contemporary design that stand the test of time.”
“Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, together with Bette we have always dreamed of starting our own business together. My responsibility is the business development of the company, especially marketing and sales. I have a Master's degree in Strategic Market Creation from Copenhagen Business School and a CEMS Master's in International Management - degree from HEC Paris.”
The journey from idea to product can sometimes be long, while the simplest line drawn on a piece of paper can be the beginning of a future classic. For us design is about quality, craftsmanship and telling the story how our design is shaped from our inspiration to the finished product.
Our designs are made from us to you with dedication and love. We believe in timelessness – design items that will bring joy for years to come. For us, this means creating products that are functional and aesthetically pleasing. The materials we use are chosen for their durability and suitability to the intended use. Our matter of heart is a well-crafted product that is well thought out down to the smallest details.
We are passionate about design and therefore it is important to us that we can offer a valuable and lasting design experience.
Manufacturing and sustainability
It is very important that the products we design will bring joy for years to come. For us, this means creating products that are both aesthetically pleasing and well designed. The materials we use are chosen for their durability and suitability to the intended use. Our matter of heart is a well-crafted product that is well thought out down to the smallest details. The journey from idea to product can sometimes be a long one, while the simplest line drawn on a piece of paper can be the beginning of a future classic.
We work with highly skilled craftsmen and manufacturers in Finland and Europe and the combination of high-quality craftsmanship and modern production techniques allow us to create innovative forms and designs. We are closely involved with the process, and with each working step, witnessing the amount of heartfelt work being put in to these products. Hours of designing, crafting and fine-tuning – resulting in the ‘wow’ moment - the finished product, that is made for you.