In the Nordic tradition, Dania is a series of unpretentious wood boxes made for gathering up everything from fresh fruit and vegetables in the garden to fixings for an outdoor celebration with lemonade, bottles of wine and favorite potables. Made from sustainably sourced unfinished teak, the crates comes in 3 versions to accommodate whatever is being toted around. The natural teak will develop a rich silvery patina over time or it can be treated with oil to keep its original look.
- Small: 5.1" h x 16.9" w x 8.6" d (13x31x22cm)
- Medium: 5.1" h x 17.5" w x 12.2" d (13x44.5x31cm)
- Large: 10" h x 12.2" w x 8.6" d (25.5x31x22cm)
“It's important that each of us think of sustainability in our everyday lives,” says Vibeke Panduro, who along with husband Jesper founded Danish brand Skagerak in 1976. “Invest in furniture that you absolutely love and eventually can pass on to the next generation.” She’s her own best example, recently furnishing a home with pieces some of which were 50 years old and juxtaposed with a new dining table from one of the company’s designers, Chris Liljenberg Halstrøm. Sustainability runs deep in the veins of the family-owned company, along with a timeless aesthetic rooted in the Scandinavian heritage and skilled craftmanship.
The offerings include a wide range of indoor and outdoor furniture, beautifully pared-down lighting and a number of natural wood décor and kitchen accessories, all produced from responsibly sourced timber and as an ethically conscious B Corp. Skagerak’s name is inspired by the strait connecting Denmark with Sweden and Norway, also called Skagerrak (with two Rs). “We like to think of ourselves as similar to the strait: forever the same—unchangeable—yet always on the move and presented in new ways,” Vibeke says. “Constantly mixing state-of-the-art ideas and methods with longstanding knowhow and virtues deeply embedded in the Nordic culture.”