Our reasons for being
ÅBEN brings you the next generation of Nordic design on a modern platform dedicated to intelligent innovation and considered craftmanship. Our handpicked designers share an unmistakably Nordic aesthetic, but each one brings something different, an edge that makes them remarkable. ÅBEN is a new space for their work and for customers chasing a deeper engagement with design.
At ÅBEN, modern innovation brings you closer to design. We know how technology can alienate and foster anonymity – but we’ve harnessed it to create an intimacy between maker, design and customer. Each commissioned piece comes with the story of how it was made and why.
As the climate crisis deepens we’re working to create products that last, using ethically-sourced materials. ÅBEN is passionate about presenting pieces designed to be with you for life. Sustainability is a founding motivation that weaves together the way we work and who we work with. ÅBEN designers are chosen not only for their brilliance, but because their working practices reflect our commitment to the environment.
ÅBEN means Open. By opening this gateway to the Nordics, we’re giving global access to inspired, independent design; creating a live connection to the entire design process, from the genesis of an idea through to the final, perfect piece.