Founded by Magnus Olesen in 1937, Magnus Olesen A/S has its design roots solidly planted in the 1950s functionalist, minimalist Danish design heritage. Today, the company works with a number of well-respected current designers to develop and manufacture functional, durable and aesthetic furniture for the contract market. “The vision at the start of the company was to make solid, high-quality furniture based on wood, and that has continued to be our vision – to work with materials that are a natural part of the Danish environment,” says owner Nils Knudsen. “We don’t do products in plastic. We create products that we can recirculate and make sure have a long life span. That’s the way the company has been working since 1937.”