Partnerships – In search of like minds

August Sandgren was a great collaborator. He forged partnerships with renowned Danish designers Axel Salto, Kay Bojesen, Jais Nielsen and other applied artists to create more functional and aesthetic products. Furthermore the Sandgren Society was founded to allow experts in different artistic fields to share and combine their knowledge. Today, we aim to do the same and are constantly searching for partners, who can help us create a whole that is greater than just the sum of its parts. We firmly believe that this is how companies can achieve great things these days.

The best examples of this philosophy at present are our partnerships with:

Designer Øivind Alexander Slaatto

We think Øivind is one of the most talented designers in Denmark, and we are proud to have him as a friend and inspiration. Øivind is the designer behind some of the upcoming August Sandgren boxes as he understands our heritage and designs with the same simplicity yet generosity as August would have. Øivind always tries to find simple, obvious but poetic solutions. He is educated at the Danish Design Academy and studied at the Royal Danish Music Conservatory.

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This company shares the same passion for craftsmanship, quality and design as we do. It is amongst the most impressive family-owned businesses with a visionary leader and a strong team. That is why we use their materials for our textile products.

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Designer Margrethe Odgaard

It is impossible not to feel inspired, when talking to Margrethe – both due to her personality and her impressive talent for colours and patterns. We were lucky to meet her on a day, where she felt generous and therefore agreed to collaborate with us on the colours and patterns of the bookbox and some of our upcoming designs. Margrethe is educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design in 2005 and with further studies at the Rhode Island School of Design in the United States.

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Republic of Fritz Hansen

Our co-operation with Fritz Hansen is one of a kind – and it is sustainable too. We use residual leather from Fritz Hansen's production of exclusive design icons such as the Egg™ and the Swan™ chair designed by Arne Jacobsen, to create unique and exclusive leather boxes, which are distributed and sold in stores all over the world – a true complementary partnership.

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Watch specialist Kristian Haagen

In the making is an aesthetic leather/suede Watchbox made as a co-creation with Kristian Haagen, the best known watch specialist in Scandinavia. He has a lifelong passion for wristwatches and travels the world to visit manufacturers, interview designers and consult some of the most influential brands in the industry. For years he worked as a watch specialist for the renowned Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers in Copenhagen, where you can be lucky to find some of August Sandgren’s original works from time to time.

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Designer Anne Heinsvig

In case you don’t know Anne Heinsvig, you can look forward to meeting her creative mind, energetic personality and positive attitude. She is originally educated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, the Department for Industrial Design. Since then, she has worked with Corporate Interior Design, Furniture Design as well as Product Design. Previously she worked for Gubi.com and designed for hay.dk. Today she is one of the partners at Willerup&Heinsvig Architects.

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Working in partnerships with brands like ours, Molamil helps to build meaningful digital experiences. And just like us they aim to be the best at what they do, which has been recognised by several international design award committees.

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Designer Diana Holstein

Like an ambassador of beauty, Diana and her creations catch the eyes of the choosy ones. Her exquisite expression and uncompromising craftsmanship have secured her design tasks for brands like Tiffany & Co, Ralph Lauren, Royal Copenhagen, Georg Jensen and August Sandgren. Diana is originally educated at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, the Department for Applied Art and later at the Institute of Precious Metals, Copenhagen.

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We are always on the look out for new partnerships. If you would like to work with us, simply email asg@augustsandgren.com with your ideas.