ABOUT GRAN LIVING
Gran Living was founded in 2004 by Per and Kathrine Gran Hartvigsen, with the ambition to design and import quality home accessories. Today Gran Living delivers a broad range of private label design products to medium and high end chain stores in Northern Europe, based on a philosophy of design, quality and integrated concepts.
As a result of modern and innovative product development, Gran Living is able to customize products to the individual customer. We focus on design, quality and price to ensure the customer competitive prices in their stores, and the customer has exclusive rights to the products in their respective markets. With more than 10 years of experience and knowledge in trend spotting, design and market trends, we are capable of challenging our customers with new combinations in colours and materials. We have a highly developed network of suppliers, and in 2014 we opened our new office in Shanghai to secure improved contact and cooperation with the factories. We are specialized in import and logistics, and it is our foremost task to take care of total activities, until delivering of the completed order at our customers. We value close dialogue with our customers to secure and create solutions that match and create value for the individual customer.
Meet the designers
Gran Living has a team of 6 talented designers with different backgrounds.
Nanna Gram Thomassen - Formally educated with a masters of science in product design from Aalborg university, Nanna has extensive experience in a wide variety of product design. Nanna is specialized in finding creative yet functional solutions. Her designs are recognized as sculptural and experimental and her experience in commercial design means that design, quality and price is a focal point.
Signe Mai Jensen - Recently achieved BA in furniture and interior design from Via University College, Signe is passionate about functional design that benefits the life of the end-user. Her approach is about creating environment and settings that are esthetically pleasing. Signe is inspired by current trends of the time.
Peter Skovgaard Larsen - Recently achieved BA in furniture and interior design from Via University College, Peter is driven by designs that serve a purpose, follow a tread and a story. In the process he visualizes the product to ensure all aspects of the design is thought through.
Jens-Christian Nørmark - Formally educated as Master of arts in architecture, specialized in furniture design From Aarhus School of Architecture. Jens-Christian is the newest addition to the Gran Living design team. He has worked in many aspects of architecture and has experience with both product design, building design and interior space design.
Jesper Bødker - Originally trained as a carpenter, Jesper is now making the transition into product design. He is currently supporting the design team with his knowledge of materials and techniques as he learns all the trade skills of designing for the interior industry.
Jasmine Marie Watson - BA in visual communication from VIA University College, Jasmine is responsible for all graphic design at Gran Living, including digital and print materials. She also develops and designs packaging and labeling for all products in close cooperation with the customers and the buying department. Jasmine keeps her eye on the latest trends in design, fashion and print to ensure a fresh and current look at all times.
MISSION AND VISION
Our mission is to run a business that develops, manufactures, sells and advises on design and trend-based quality products within home accessories.
Our vision is to be the leading supplier of quality design products at fair prices in Northern Europe.
We encourage a fun and creative working environment, as we believe that results goes hand in hand with motivation.
We commit to close collaboration with our business partners in order to optimize the entire value-chain.
We keep our promises.
We constantly challenge ourselves and our business partners in terms of design to secure continuous innovation and development.