AlmenGest Design are Tony Almén (1963) and Peter Gest (1963). Not just great friends, they have been working together designing new products and interiors since 1991. For the home, office and public spaces. Among their client list you will find many Swedish and foreign companies who they have worked for designing everything from doorknobs to upholstered furniture.
AG first made their debut showing furniture in 1993. The collection consisted of self produced furniture and was shown in Stockholm in a public galleria. AG has since then participated in many shows until this date (See list below).
AG was invited in 1993 to participate in a project called IKEA PS. The contribution was "PS Mirror" and "PS Shelf". The collection had it´s premiere in Milan in the spring of 1998 at the furniture fair. The collection received world wide attention from media and public. The project was awarded " Excellent Swedish Design" that same year. In 1997 IKEA PS was added by 2 more products by AG.
During a show called "La jeune creation suedoise" in April 1994 the vase "Stalactite" first was shown for a enthusiastic Paris crowd. The vase is a plastic wall mounted item. It was AGs first medial and economical success. It sold in 60.000 pieces world wide during the years -94-97.
In the spring of 1997 AG started working with a collection called "Drop". This was products for the bathroom. The collection first was shown at the "Salone Satellite" in 1998 in Milan. The collection received immediate attention and is currently distributed in the American and European markets.
Mirror and rack in stainless steel is with in the collection. And also the shower curtain with pockets.
AG is currently involved in many different collaborations with producers in various fields (see client list below and website). One of them is the integrated computer for an the English company Powerdesk. This is the only computer of its kind on the market today that handles the problems with ugly cords. All the cords are invisible. www.powerdesk.com
Since the year 2000 AG has started collaboration with several furniture manufacturers. A cabinet series for Karl Andersson&Sons. One of the oldest and most renowned furniture companies in Sweden. Upholstery furniture for Offecct AB and outdoor furniture products for Nola Industries are some examples to be mentioned.
IKEA is also a company that AG is working with repeatingly. Our latest project is the "Domän" decorations. A somewhat unusual project for being IKEA. The company Svenskt Tenn, just turned 80 years old is a new collaboration. The lamp " Sidney" is our first contribution to their product line.
AG is also an interior design company and worked for some years with a chain of coffee stores in Scandinavia called Wayne´Coffee. At present units is being made in Tallin, Estonia and in Stockholm, Eskilstuna and in other cities in Sweden. Also hairdressing salons has been designed by AG for Wella AB.
"We begin with the thought that everything we do should be functional, of high quality workmanship and esthetically pleasing. We first consider the customers needs, the products end use, it’s environmental soundness, all with a reasonable production cost. Just as important is the products position when set against a similar product in the market place.
Our products must have their own unique identity. As we see it, the designing is only one part of a larger process. Likewise our approach is to consider for example if the item will be part of a collection, your distribution strategy and specific production methods. With these ideas in mind you could call us consultants as well as designers."
SOME OF OUR CLIENTS !
Formtanke AB, IKEA, Interstop, Karl Andersson & Sons, Nola, Powerdesk Ltd, Watt&Veke, Wayne´s Coffee, Svenskt Tenn, Wella AB.
If you need more information, don´t hesitate to make contact with us !