Some of our favourite moments during a visit to Skovby Furniture in Denmark last month were when we met the people behind the furniture.
This year Skovby celebrates 85 years as a proud maker of Danish timber furniture that values its people above everything else. Just as the tour was coming to an end and most workers had left for the day we met Bjarne Madsen doing his rounds as senior quality controller on the factory floor. Bjarne joined Skovby in 1963 as a young man and is still there. His portrait hangs in the staff canteen amongst the portraits of an impressive number of Skovby workers who, like Bjarne, have celebrated 25+ years with the third-generation family business. Many happy returns Bjarne, happy 85th birthday Skovby!