Design and product development
Ekornes gives priority to the design and development of product concepts which provide functionality and comfort to our customers, and which can be manufactured to a high quality in an efficient manner.
Design and development work at Ekornes is focused on features that promote comfort and/or provide solutions to practical everyday problems for the user. The appearance and choice of fabrics and leathers must appeal to the high-volume markets.
The design and development department employs around 15 full-time designers and product developers. The most state of the art construction tools are used. The department has sufficient expertise in materials and production techniques that enable it to follow the process through all the stages, from idea to production.
Quality trials and testing are carried out in the Group's own laboratories and also at approved independent institutions.
One of the Group's competitive advantages is its ability to combine efficiency with quality. This is being continuously improved upon, by means of standardized components and designs, which satisfy both the requirements of the market and our need for efficient production.