About Skovby

A DANISH FAMILY BUSINESS SINCE 1933

Skovby was founded in 1933 by a Danish cabinetmaker Thorvald Rasmussen. Coupled with vision, strenuous effort and professional pride he created a foundation for sustainable and functional furniture design, which his son Villy Rasmussen and grandsons Preben and Jørgen Rasmussen continued the successful journey.

The saying, ‘Large Oak Trees come from Small Acorns’, is only too true as early special assignments for the small one-man workshop quickly advanced to complete dining room suites and in less than 20 years Skovby furniture was produced in product lines. This development led to the build-up of an international dealership network. A healthy organic growth with a continuing focus on craftsmanship, natural materials and a sustainable business model that commits to employees and environment.

What makes Skovby Special?

The driving force, and a shared passion spanning the three generations of cabinetmakers, is function. Skovby was among the frontrunners within functional extension systems for tables, and today the furniture company is world renowned for a special talent to combine design and functionality. The continuous and direct reason for Skovby’s success is the ability to develop designs, which unite strong aesthetic expression with innovative function.

Today, Preben and Jørgen Rasmussen run an international, high-technology business with a positive environmental imprint