Our choice is to make products with as small impact on the environment as possible, source material sustainably and produce responsibly and ethically.
Everything is connected.
As a company we find sustainability as important as profitability. We maintain a long term relation with our suppliers and constantly work to become more sustainable. We want you to be able to use our products for a long time and would ideally see them be passed on from generation to generation.
Locally produced in Stockholm, Sweden. By carpenters from the prestigious Carl Malmsten school for as high quality as possible.
We always source FSC certified, sustainably reclaimed and ethical wood. This means we take the pieces that furniture producers normally would just throw away or burn and we turn them into something useful and beautiful. By doing this all of our products are also unique, as no two pieces of wood are the same. We love the variety and all the things that reminds us that this was once a tree – the knots and difference in color. We hope you feel the same way.
We recycle, use eco friendly energy sources - every little thing counts. If you find that we use a material that can be even more eco friendly - would love to hear from you!
Slow made, hand made sustainable products are expensive, we only sell our products in our own stores and our own website to avoid retail mark ups, we also let you pay in installments.
The packaging is made out of 100% recycled materials, and the label is printed on eco friendly paper and ink. The plant is powered entirely from solar cells, so the energy produced equals about 600 metric tons less emissions of CO2 per year. It was of great importance to us that the whole experience – from buying your lamp on our website to unpacking it in your apartment felt special and something out of the ordinary. Therefore we placed a thank you card in side every box, which was handprinted on an old fashioned Heidelberg Windmill letterpress.
On our mission to support sustainable research and looking into the possibilites to develop a bioluminiscent light source we started to collaborate with IPBio in Brazil. Stay tuned!
IPBio is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that develops and supports projects in environmental education and scientific research on biodiversity, ecology as well as on the behavior of species of fauna and flora of Brazilian ecosystems.
Camilla and Christopher Kovac is the force behind Sweden based multidisciplinary company Kovac Family, along with their daughters Klara and Filippa. Latest addition is Kovac Factory, a service for creative professionals.
Camilla Kovac, CEO of Kovac Family drew international recognition for her bubbly textile lamp BPL produced by Italian Rotaliana 2000. Kovac has a MFA from University College of Arts, Crafts and Design 2000 and same year opened her own studio. 2012 she co-founded Kovac Family AB. Camilla Kovac has received several grants from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Special Mention Award XXI Compasso d'Oro 2008, UtmärktSvensk Form, "Light Idea of The Year" by the swedish design magazine Sköna Hem, where the comment of the jury were "extraordinary poetic brightness!" and D&AD 2012 among others.
Award-winning designer Sami Kallio was born in Finland and raised in Sweden, where he honed his skills in traditional woodworking craftsmanship, such as compression moulding and woodturning.