Since 1937 we have designed timeless products that last for generations
For the last decade we have increased our endeavors around circular economy and sustainability. Today, a majority of our products can be taken apart easily and upcycled, as it was done with the pieces at Copenhagen Airport.
“We have achieved a lot, but we still have a long journey ahead of us. It is our ambition to continuously improve our environmental footprint and thus send the most environmentally friendly products on the market”.
– Nils Knudsen, CEO at Magnus Olesen A/S
Production in Denmark
Danish craftsmanship since 1937
We believe in Danish craftsmanship and have manufactured in Denmark since 1937. We are proud to be able to maintain our Danish factory and maintain a workplace locally in Denmark, where wood, other raw materials and semi-finished products are transformed into chairs and tables.
We always ensure that our suppliers comply our procurement standards with respect to production, the environment, and employee relations.
All our products are tested in accordance with the strictest environmental and quality standards. All products meet the requirements of Danish Furnituremakers’ Quality Control to normal and severe contract use.
Tests are conducted both in our own testing facilities as well as ”Teknologisk Institut” in Denmark. By doing so, we ensure that all designs produced by Magnus Olesen are of high quality with extensive durability – benefitting both our customers and the environment.
EU Ecolabel certificate
A number of our products are EU ecolabel certified
Since August 2021, when we got our first product EU ecolabel certified, we have been working towards adding more and more to the list. It is part of our ambition to contribute to a limited environmental impact from our production and waste management.
EU Ecolabel Furniture products meet criteria that guarantee:
✓ Wood, cork, bamboo and rattan from sustainably managed forests
✓ Low formaldehyde emission product
✓ Restricted hazardous substances
Magnus Olesen’s production is based on sustainable wood
Since 2016 Magnus Olesen A / S has been FSC-certified (FSC®C131817)
In an FSC forest, no more wood is used than the forest can reproduce. At the same time, FSC is a guarantee that animal and plant life is protected and that people working in the forest are guaranteed education, safety equipment and proper pay. Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) is an international non-profit labeling scheme for sustainable wood.
Responsible use of materials
Example: Honeycomb – Tables made with minimal use of materials
Minimal use of material.
Easy to handle.
Prolonging the life of our products
We strive for our products being easy to upgrade and reuse. When the life of a product is extended, we limit the environmental impact from new production and waste management.
Our focus is on:
– Design for Disassembly
– Take Back Agreement
DESIGN FOR DISASSEMBLY
Components can be replaced and the life of a product extended
Today, most of Magnus Olesen’s products can be taken apart and components can be replaced to extend the lifecycle of a product. New products are developed under the same aspect.
”Design for Disassembly” allows for extended product life which improves the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) – reducing the environmental impact as well as providing an economic benefit.
We strive to reuse and upgrade our products
With our TAKE BACK agreement, we give our customer the opportunity to reuse and upcycle Magnus Olesen products they have.
The goal is to reduce material consumption through upgrading, recycling and reusing – giving each product an extended life.
For upcycling projects contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘It is an integral part of our company to continuously strive to develop the best environmental solutions, without compromising on good design. Our local production in Denmark provides the optimal conditions to also in future continue developing the most sustainable pieces of furniture.’
– Nils Knudsen, Owner & CEO, Magnus Olesen A/S