Handmade boxes with a unique design history

OUR PRODUCTS

Handmade Danish design boxes

Using time-honored genuine craftmanship, August Sandgren creates boxes handmade of the finest natural materials. These exquisite boxes meet today’s demand for storage - every little pile of clutter in your house or office now has a beautiful place to call home.

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A selection of our boxes

Stories by August Sandgren

Finally, they are here!

Finally, they are here!

The long awaited Watchbox, made in collaboration with watch-expert Kristian Haagen, will arrive in stock next week and is now available to purchase...

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Your last notebook

Your last notebook

August Sandgren has made a one-off venture away from boxes and that is The Notebook. The Notebook is personal, it is made from the most exquisite l...

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Welcome to August Sandgren

Welcome to August Sandgren

We are very proud to announce our recent partnership with Upcycling Forum, an organisation who help companies upcycle their left overs from product...

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OUR HERITAGE

August Sandgren (1893-1934)

The company was originally founded in 1920 by the legendary bookbinder and box maker, August Sandgren, who was to his craft what Kaare Klint, Arne Jacobsen and Hans J. Wegner were to Danish design furniture, a true icon. August Sandgren was the preeminent bookbinder and box-maker of his era.

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OUR PARTNERSHIPS

How we work

When partnerships form, new thoughts and new products emerge, adding the best from two or more worlds. When we succeed, it is because every single partner has contributed fully, meeting the high expectations, we set for ourselves. In many ways, August Sandgren is not a single company, but a collection of likeminded partners, sharing the same values, attitudes, and goals.

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A modern box with a unique history

Our world moves fast. We are always online and on the go. While many of our important possessions are now stored in the cloud, we still have physical belongings – keys, cards, pens, jewellery, watches – that wind up in piles across our homes and offices, creating clutter and chaos.

The vision of August Sandgren is to offer functional, beautiful, high-quality boxes for storage made of natural materials that last a lifetime – or more. Each box is handmade in Europe of the best materials and an eye towards sustainability. The box frames are made of wood and a leather composite, and they are covered in premium aniline leather or wool textiles.

Our vision is to create boxes to fit every storage need in your home or office.

August Sandgren was originally established in 1920 by the legendary bookbinder and box-maker, August Sandgren – one of the founders of the Danish Design movement. His work, renowned for its quality and aesthetics, can be found in Designmuseum Denmark and is among the treasures of The Royal Danish Library. Today, the company is run by Pia Kirkeskov Andersen and her strong team of colleagues and partners.

It is our hope that each August Sandgren box purchased brings as much meaning to its owner as we have put into the making of it.