Behind the scenes
The story of BONDHOLMEN
Get a glimpse into the designer process and production of BONDHOLMEN.
A tribute to handicraft and common sense
How can we make your life at home more comfortable with knowledge of how people
lived in the past? One way is to look at traditional handicraft and historic everyday
objects. Like designer duo Tina Christensen and Kai Legaard when they created
BONDHOLMEN outdoor furniture.
Frilandsmuseet is an open-air museum in the northern
outskirts of Copenhagen. Here Tina and Kai take regularly strolls to see how the average Scandinavian lived
before there were Internet and mobile phones.
“The museum is a treasure. There are houses and furniture from times when everything was created from a
need and had a purpose. It’s very inspiring,” says Tina.
In the old days, people had the same need as we do today; to work, relax and come together. BONDHOLMEN
has generous proportions that make it comfortable to
do that for a long time.
“We wanted to make it easy to spend time in
BONDHOLMEN. Eat, play games, reply to emails, have
a cold drink or just talk. Whatever you want to do when
you’re in your outdoor space.”
Kai Legaard and Tina Christensen, the designer duo of BONDHOLMEN
Being careful and attentive in each step of the production line of BONDHOLMEN.
Testing strength and durability so you can relax and
feel conident when using your BONDHOLMEN.
Function is in the details
Tina mentions that past generations had a particularly
good eye for function; every detail was there for a
“People were also very careful with the materials they
had and didn’t use more than they needed. Back then,
it was called common sense. Today it is a way of being
In the BONDHOLMEN series the legs are angled for
steadiness, the seats have a small edge in the back to
keep cushions in place and the furniture are easy to put
away when the outdoor season ends. Every piece of
furniture is made of sustainably sourced and high-quality eucalyptus wood. It’s details that make the modern
outdoor life a little easier and more sustainable. For
Tina and Kai it’s also a tribute to old handicraft and
Kai Legaard in his workshop studio where ideas from drawing boards
are also tried out.