The history of Essem Design
One rainy autumn evening in 1937, Gunnar Bolin sat down at his desk in Anderstorp. He had an idea - a hat rack that could be easily made from melted scrap aluminium. It was the start of Skogslunds Metallgjuteri. In the coming decades, the company would become renowned for its simple and functional hallway designs. Sustainability was not a term you talked about back then, it was simply something you took for granted.
The former quality manager, Sten-Roger Bladh acquired the rights to the products through a spin-off from the foundry. Bladh retained the traditional and artisinal production in Anderstorp, but with further aspirations and ambition to make new products - now known as Essem Design. Today the second generation of the Bladh family is running the company. Still with function and durability as the core values of the business.