The Kovac Family is founded and run by none other than our family, Camilla, Christopher, Klara and Filippa.
It all began as Camilla Kovac, after receiving a MFA from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in 2000 opened her own studio. She gained international recognition for being ahead of her time and creating 3D textiles, such as the famous bubbly lamp BPL produced by Italian Rotaliana in 2000. Camilla received awards such as D&AD, Special Mention Award XXI Compasso d’Oro, UtmärktSvensk Form and “Light Idea of The Year” (Sköna Hem, a Swedish design magazine), she also received grants from Vinnova, Swedens Innovation Agency, ALMI and The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
The interest for our environment and the desire to create for a better future has always been central for our family. In 2012 we therefore founded Kovac Family together, where we all could use our skills to make something long-lasting, that could be passed from generation to generation, and so our first product, the 25Lamp was born. With Camilla designing the furniture, Klara and Filippa working on the graphic design and marketing and Christopher handling the technical aspects we found ourselves a great team. Inspired by each other, new technological innovation and the wonders of nature we’re constantly experimenting and have found ourselves in the midst of a growing community of people with a similar mission.
We create products with as little impact on the environment as possible.
As a company, we want our customers to be able to enjoy our products for a long time, and we want to create them with a good conscience. Therefore we find it vital for us to both be transparent with our customers about how and where our pieces are made, and to stay up-to-date with new innovations and constantly work to minimize our environmental impact.
Where our wood comes from
In an effort to make our production even more environmentally friendly we source our wood from forests in Sweden that do not support clear cutting, as it is a process that results in rapidly declining biodiversity. Our suppliers instead choose which trees to cut down based on maturity and size, and therefore the ecosystem in the forests we buy from have functioning ecosystems where a myriad of species and trees of different ages and sizes are constantly maintained.
We want to participate in keeping our forests natural, beautiful and varied. As for our products, the quality of timber from the forests where we source our material is generally higher. This provides better conditions for the production of long-lived products. Meaning your products will last longer.
All our furniture are locally produced in Stockholm, Sweden by carpenters from the prestigious Carl Malmsten school for as high quality as possible. Our clothing production is also Stockholm based.
We always source FSC certified, sustainably reclaimed and ethical wood. Meaning we take the pieces that furniture producers normally would not want to use. By doing this all of our products are unique, as no two pieces of wood are the same. This creates a variety and one-of-a-kind creations, reminding us that they once were trees with knots and differences in color.
Our rattan is FSC certified, handwoven and unbleached. This creates beautiful color variations that cannot be found in bleached rattan. As of now, rattan is the only material we import in our production. We believe it is of great importance to support sustainable production in the rainforests. Our producers are one of the few ones there that are sustainable and we want to help then develop their business in an effort to make the whole world a little more environmentally friendly.
Sustainable, long-lasting furniture should be available for everyone. But, as hand made products are expensive, we only sell our products in our own store and on our website to avoid retail mark ups.
Our packaging is made of 100% recycled material. The label is printed on eco friendly paper and with sustainable ink made in a fabric powered entirely by solar cells, where the energy produced equals about 600 metric tons less emissions of CO2 per year.
On our journey to completely locally produced and environmentally friendly production we are always searching for innovations. At the moment, we’re working to try a new plastic free glue developed in Sweden to name one current sustainable collaboration. Should you have a collaboration you’d like to discuss with us please send us an email.