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Gustafs Scandinavia – since 1913

A living history – full version

100 years and counting

Scandinavian wood culture since 1913

It was in 1913 that Andreas Tunander moved with his family to Gustafs and bought Gustafs Wood Processing AB. It is over one hundred years since Gustafs started its special carpentry shop activities. The bulk of what we produce today still has its origins firmly in the county of Dalarna where, carpentry and craftsmanship remains and follows in a long line of traditional woodcraft. This local connection strengthens us with our partners and on our markets not least in our export countries. Our products are the essence of Scandinavian design.

A LIVING HISTORY

A Modern Joinery

Today Gustafs is a leading manufacturer of sophisticated wooden panels and fittings for public interiors. Wall and ceiling claddings in wood are our specialties. Material knowledge linked with installation know-how is an integral part of the “Gustafs touch” becoming part and parcel of all we set out to achieve. Wherever you are you are always close to us. We have sales offices throughout the world. To offer you the service and support you require we have many local agents and sales representatives near you. They can help you with construction details and technical suggestions which will ensure you the right choice of material and solution for your project.

 
OUR PROCESS

A LIVING HISTORY

With Modern Products

The Gustafs products are based on pure and natural materials fulfilling environmental demands and offering limitless design possibilities. The inbuilt technical properties meet today’s high fire retardation demands as well as offering a wide range of acoustic properties. Together, these properties and our added attention to detail achieve a product of the highest quality. We are the market leader throughout Scandinavia. The experience we have gathered with numerous projects in Europe and Asia along with our expertise in the production of wooden interior products has opened up a global market for us.

Creating the right kind of echo

DALARNA OUR HOME

Green Gustafs

It has been said that Dalarna is like Sweden in a miniature. The mountains, the lakes, the forests, the craft tradition and the industrial history. Everything gathered up close. Living and working as we do in the forest and pastoral landscape around Gustafs in the region of Dalarna we are reminded daily of our responsibility for our environment both locally and in a global perspective. Our factory therefore, has an active and progressive environmental program.

KNOWLEDGEHUB / SUSTAINABILITY

Our Core values

· COMPETENCE
· SERVICE
· CREATIVITY
· RELIABILITY
· INSPIRATION

ABOUT

Corporate Responsibility

Gustafs has a long history regarding sustainable development and ethical standards.

We follow architects all around the world and today our business covers most regions of the world. While growing our international business, we realized the importance of valuing different backgrounds.

Working multi-cultural, we will never adapt to one issue – corruption, one of the greatest treats for the world’s economy. We and our business partners promote an ethical business under all circumstances.

Gustafs works actively with social sustainability. Avoiding all forms of discrimination and stimulating good emancipation, fair trade and human rights are a part of our daily agenda and also a reference when selecting new suppliers.

Our whistle blower culture is an important function, so that all employees can give direct feed-back to management on perceived or seen wrong doings non-conform our policies.

Quality

Our goal is to be a competitive and successful company by supplying products exceeding expectations, in the correct quantity on the promised date.

Our most important measure of quality is our customer’s satisfaction. All our commitment and endeavour shall reflect our customer’s expectations.

We shall strive to maintain our customers trust for Gustafs as their chosen supplier. Each delivery shall be a recommendation for future business.

Our Mission

Is to make the experience in large rooms greater.

We want to stimulate the creation of beautifully designed environments inspired by nature where people experience harmony.

With passion for materials, modern technology and personal support we simplify the creation of pleasant environments with creative design.

We make great surfaces for walls and ceilings.

STORIES

Here you will find interviews, news, thoughts from clients and co workers and beautiful project descriptions.

December-22 Design, Interview, Sustainability,
Villazero: A carbon neutral home

Mondo Arkitekter build Sweden’s first carbon neutral house.

November-22 Design, Interview,
Karen Haller on colour in interiors

Colour expert Karen Haller tells us how behavioural colour and design psychology can create harmonious interiors.

October-22 Acoustics, Product news, Sustainability,
Introducing Feltfon Linear

Gustafs introduces Feltfon Linear, a customisable linear felt solution which gives a soft, warmth to walls and ceilings.

May-22 Design, Interview, Sustainability,
Designing for longevity

Thomas Sandell on design with an enduring appeal.

May-22 Design, Project news,
Our guide to the top five interiors in ash

From courtrooms to concert halls. We list five favourite projects that use ash.

May-22 Design,
Geometric patterns in interiors

Shaping design from ancient times until today

May-22 Design,
Gustafs’ guide to wood species

The patterns and colours of our most popular veneers.

March-22 Interview, Project news, Wellbeing,
Biophilic School Design

How natural influences can improve learning environments

March-22 Interview, Wellbeing,
Andrew Waugh on building with wood

Architect Andrew Waugh talks about his appreciation of timber

March-22 Interview, Sustainability,
White Arkitekter’s Anna Graaf on material circularity

Anna Graaf’s three thoughts on circularity.

March-22 Sustainability, Wellbeing,
Benefits of biophilic design

Exploring biophilia in architecture and design.

February-22 Sustainability,
Modern manufacturing, the Scandinavian way

Sweden’s sustainable approach to building materials.

February-22 Design, Interview,
3XN’s centre for climate research and collaboration

Jan Ammundsen talks through Denmark’s gamechanging Klimatorium scheme

January-22 Acoustics,
An introduction to office acoustics

An overview of how material choices affect sound absorption in a workplace environment.

January-22 Design, Interview,
Less waste, more natural materials

Ola Jonsson C.F. Møller’s sustainable approach to materials

December-21 Acoustics, Design, Wellbeing,
An introduction to neurodiversity in design

We explore how workplace design can be adapted for people with neurodiverse conditions.

December-21 Acoustics, Design, Interview,
The design of accessible workplaces

A conversation with Daniel Rönnqvist, Architect and Accessibility Consultant at Gatun Arkitekter, about human-centered architecture and workplace design.

November-21 Design, Interview,
Three thoughts on building materials, with Jan Ammundsen

3XN’s Design Director explains the studio’s approach to material selection.

November-21 Design, Interview,
The importance of silent study spaces

Architect Colin Moses reflects on his key learnings from the University of Bedfordshire library project.

November-21 Design, Wellbeing,
Designing for mental wellbeing

Exploring how architects can create happy cities by designing for mental wellbeing.

November-21 Fire, Interview,
Wooden Ribs: New research in fire safety

Fire engineer Håvard Strøm Halvorsen examines interiors with wooden ribs.

October-21 Design, Interview,
Three reasons why I love wood

Property developer Folkhem’s Anna Ervast Öberg talks about her favourite material.

October-21 Acoustics, Interview,
Flexible learning environments

An interview with Graven’s Ross Hunter on designing multi-use education spaces.

October-21 Fire,
Three key points to know about fire safe wooden panels

The benefits of avoiding fire retardants, and other important points.

September-21 Acoustics, Wellbeing,
Does architecture affect blood pressure?

Workplaces designed with acoustics in mind can avoid noise and stress.

September-21 Acoustics, Design, Fire, Interview,
Associated Architects on University libraries

Joe Belcher lists his key learnings from The Davison Library, University of London.

August-21 Acoustics, Design, Interview,
Malmö Live, a community house on an international scale

We chat to Kristian Ahlmark of Schmidt Hammer Lassen about how this “city within a city” was designed for the local community.

August-21 Acoustics, Design,
The top 3 trends in Swedish school design

We examine how architects focus on daylight, acoustics and materials in educational facilities.

August-21 Acoustics,
Helping architects design spaces with great acoustics

Experiencing how buildings sound at the design stage: we look at a new research project of sound simulation software.

July-21 Acoustics, Design, Interview,
Spira Culture Centre

Gert Wingårdh talks ten years of the Spira Culture Centre.

June-21 Design, Wellbeing,
Harmony in the home

Wood and other natural materials boost wellbeing and harmony in the home.

June-21 Design, Interview,
Scandinavian design essence by Tengbom

Take a trip around Arlanda VIP Services as Mark Humphreys of Tengbom Arkiteker explains how it epitomises Scandinavian style.

June-21 Interview, Wellbeing,
A deeper dive into forest bathing

Jenny Lovebo of Linnaeus University answers three questions on the wellbeing effects of forests.

May-21 Wellbeing,
A wealth of wood at Hejmdal Cancer Patients House in Aarhus

The wooden interior of Hejmdal Cancer Patients House.

April-21 Design,
Line up for linear interiors

Exploring the trend for vertical wood panelling.

March-21 Acoustics, Interview,
The new campus of Stockholm’s Royal College of Music

Architect Annika Askerblom of AIX explains how interior design and acoustic excellence were combined to create stunning performances spaces.

February-21 Acoustics, Wellbeing,
Optimising room acoustics to improve wellbeing

We explore how reducing noise and creating harmonious sound environments can improve wellbeing.

February-21 Sustainability, Wellbeing,
Forest bathing

Why forest bathing is here to save your social life: exploring how woodland walks have become the new way of socialising.

February-21 Acoustics,
Sound in digital meetings

Want to get the best out of your digital and hybrid meetings? Get your acoustics right.

February-21 Acoustics, Interview,
The design of music

The legendary Swedish acoustician Jan-Inge Gustafsson joins us for a conversation about concert halls, collaborating with architects, and the creative process.

January-21 Fire, Interview,
Fire Safety in Wooden Interiors

We ask fire consultant Anders Bach Vestergaard of COWI consulting to answer three questions about the creation of safe, beautiful and design-led wooden interiors.

November-20 Wellbeing,
Sloyd – The Next Scandinavian Export?

In this article we explore the Scandinavian culture of educational sloyd, and its potential to inspire future generations of wood-centric designers.

June-21 Gustafs’ history, Interview,
Renovating the Riksdag

The interior details that transformed the Chamber in the Swedish parliament.

March-21 Articles, Gustafs’ history,
The Origins of Gustafs

The story of our heritage: from a forest in rural Sweden, based on traditions of carpentry and craftsmanship, to world-leading wood panel systems.

November-20 Articles, Gustafs’ history,
A Colourful Collaboration

Recalling the challenges and joys of making a spectacular acoustic solution happen – from design to installation.

November-20 Articles, Gustafs’ history,
Innovative Solutions in Doha

Recalling the challenges and joys of making a spectacular acoustic solution happen – from design to installation.

November-20 Articles, Wellbeing,
Fighting Stress With Wooden Interiors

Wood is nature’s original stress-reliever, and studies have proven that its use in the built environment can greatly improve our wellbeing.

November-20 Articles, Wellbeing,
The Collaborative Office

We talk to Wingårdhs Arkitektkontor on the future of offices and the shifting role of workspaces.

May-21 Product news,
Introducing Lamellow+

Introducing Lamellow+ from Gustafs, a beautiful combination of felt and wood for indoor public spaces with natural fire safety properties.

May-20 Awards, Product news,
Cisco’s Webex Room Panorama Awarded Red Dot: Best of the Best

Gustaf’s collaboration with Cisco has resulted in a fantastic conference solution that has been awarded with Red Dot: Best of the best

May-20 Product news,
New Narrow RIB Dimensions For Creative Installations

We have developed a new design for our timber slats. A narrower model is now available for walls and ceilings.

February-20 Product news,
Lund District Court Featured Under Best Applied Products on ArchDaily

The project Lund’s district court is featured on Archdaily – Building of the year award. The project is featured under Best applied products.

January-20 Acoustics, Product news,
New Gpod at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2020

Once again we have a new product to present at the Stockholm furniture fair – come and experience our new meeting pod.

May-19 Fire, Product news,
New Stripe-XL With Dark Core Achieves Unique Fire Classification A2-s1,d0

Architect Arata Isozaki has been awarded the pritker prize. One of his projects is QNCC, which consists largely of Gustaf’s interior panels

March-19 Project news,
QNCC Among the Pritzker Prize Winner’s Project

Architect Arata Isozaki has been awarded the pritker prize. One of his projects is QNCC, which consists largely of Gustaf’s interior panels

February-19 Acoustics, Product news,
An Office Meeting Pod with a Modern Design – Gustafs Acoustic Gpod

Gustafs Gpod is our new Office meeting pod, designed for both meetings but also as an exclusive wooden furniture with perfect acoustics.

January-19 Product news,
Product Launch at Stockholm Furniture Fair

During the Stockholm Furniture Fair we will be launching a brand new product – we’re redefining the workplace, again

December-18 Product news,
Introducing Gustafs D-Line Spot

We continue to develop our product range. It is now possible to install spotlights as D-Line, we introduce Gustafs D-Line Spot

October-18 Project news,
DTU Building 202 Awarded Detail Inside Special Prize 2018

Once again DTU Building 202 has been awarded for it’s design. This time the prestigious Detail Inside Special Prize.

September-18 Product news,
Introducing Linear RIB-S – A New Linear RIB Design

Introducing Linear RIB-S design. a new design with sharper edges that give the increased feel of a solid wooden rib.

August-18 Product news,
Gustafs D-Line – A new linear LED lighting for our Linear System

Gustafs D-Line is our new integrated LED lighting system, fully compatibel with our Linear System – LED lighting for wall and ceilings.

June-18 Awards, Project news,
Library Project Receives RIBA Award

Bedfordshire library project has been awarded the RIBA East Award 2018. We are delighted to have been part of this project.

July-17 Project news,
DTU Building 202 Awarded Carpentry Prize 2017

The stunning project DTU building 202 has been awarded the Carpentry Prize 2017. We are proud to have delivered our panels to the project.

June-17 Project news,
European Healthcare Design Award 2017

The Brunel Building of Southmead Hospital has been awarded European Healthcare Design 2017. Gustafs and LSA have produced and supplied panels to the project.

May-17 Project news,
New Library at University of Bedfordshire

Gustafs together with LSA have produced and supplied slatted wood panels to this new library at Bedfordshire University.

April-17 Project news,
Royal College of Music nominated for the building of the year

The Royal College of Music in Stockholm is one of ten projects nominated for Stockholm Building of the Year.

February-16 Acoustics, Project news,
Gustafs Panels at Royal College of Music in Stockholm

Gustafs are producing interior acoustic wood panels for all music venues at the new royal college of music in Stockholm.

December-15 Project news,
Gustafs Awarded for the environmental work at NKS

Gustafs have been awarded by the contractor Skanske for our environmental work at the project site NKS, we are truly glad!

November-14 Project news,
Emporia, årets BREEAM-byggnad

Gustafs have contributed with interior wall panels in laminate and wood surfaces to the BREEAM Building of the year project.

October-14 Product news,
Dark Core Fibre Gypsum

Our brand new dark fibre gypsum core can be used to hide the perforations in a better way, using dark veneered wood panels.

October-14 Acoustics, Project news,
Gustafs win Malmö Live contract

Gustafs have won the Malmö Live contract and will produce and install interior wall and ceiling panels for this spectacular venue.

December-13 Project news,
First project in China

We’re happy to announce Gustafs’ first ever project in China. We have produced and supplied this auditorium with wood panels.

July-13 Gustafs’ history,
Gustafs Scandinavia celebrates 100 years

This summer Gustafs celebrated 100 years as a business, with the start of Andreas Tunander acquired the business back in 1913.

May-13 Project news,
The New Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburgh

Together with our Russian supplier, Gustafs has manufactured and delivered fireproof wooden panels for this historic building.

January-13 Product news,
Introducing Gustafs Linear System

Gustafs Linear System is our brand new cladding system with linear design, utilizing real wood veneer and a Quick-Up installation system.

November-12 Fire, Product news,
Gustafs wooden panels with A2-s1,d0

Gustafs’ wood panels are now certified with fire classification A2-s1,d0 according to the European fire class.

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