The company, Schmidt Group, was established in France in 1934. Today the family-run business has over 700 stores throughout Europe and has become popular for its high-quality, made-tomeasure furniture and wide variety of styles and materials. In the Nordic countries, there are stores in Norway, Denmark and Iceland, and the franchise has expanded rapidly. In the past 24 months, nine shops have opened in Norway, and two more are on the drawing board. “Schmidt has stayed true to its original ideals of producing its own furniture and selling it in its own shops.”