Three generations ago, in 1929, Jakob Kleppe founded Kleppe Møbelfabrikk in Øystese in the heart of Hardanger. 86 years later, the family business is still going strong under the leadership of Kleppe’s grandson, Jakob Sandven. From the very beginning Kleppe’s workshop only occupied 60 square metres of space, employed one person and produced everything by hand. By 1947 the factory’s production space had increased tenfold and the production became more specialised. The factory moved from producing furniture for dining and bedrooms to focus on tables. “Today we have found our niche in coffee tables and lamp tables,” says Hege Vedvik, marketing manager at Kleppe Møbelfabrikk.