A family business 50+ years in the making with over 30+ furniture showrooms, we are a contemporary home furnishings destination rooted in our love for Nordic culture, modern design and quality craftsmanship. Through each item hand-selected by our team, we strive to blend the timeless tradition of Scandinavian design with your individual style. Our product is made to complement the art of living well – because Scandinavian design is a way of living, not just a design style.
We make it simple, you make it home.
The adventurous spirit of our founder is a great source of pride and inspiration for all of us at Scandinavian Designs and Dania Furniture. Like many business success stories, ours begins there – with an entrepreneur, a necessity, a sense of adventure and a discovered passion. It was on a trip back to his native country of Norway, after being in the United States for a few years, that our founder began his career in furniture. At the 1963 furniture show in Stavanger, Norway, he met with several small furniture factories that all agreed to give him modest credit on a handshake. "That's how business was done over there in those days," he recalls.
Beginning as a one-man operation, he worked in every position the business required - from trips back to the Scandinavian furniture fairs to place orders, to picking up furniture shipments from the pier in San Francisco, displaying product in the store, advertising in the local newspaper, selling the furniture and filling out delivery orders by hand, to loading the merchandise in the back of his van to cart off to the customer.