After going into administration in April, the brand and website of Nordic design specialist Skandium have been acquired by a new company managed by the owners of vintage marketplace Everclassic.com, Rasmus Warnke Nørregaard and Jacob Kam.
Their plan is to reshape Skandium with increased attention paid to customer demand and an even more diverse offering of unique design objects.
"Our passion has always been to enable people to enjoy the qualities of Nordic design. So, we find it a privilege to take over the Skandium name and we strive to live up to the expectations of the many customers who choose Skandium as their place for Nordic design pieces," says Rasmus. He states that the company will begin with zero debt, and will be provided with significant working capital to ensure a stable foundation for long-term commitment to its customers and suppliers.
Boasting several years' experience in the Danish design industry, both Jacob and Rasmus will make use of their network on the supplier side, as well as best-practice online marketing principles within the design market. The two Danes own and run Everclassic.com, an online marketplace which connects vintage design retailers in the Nordic region with design lovers globally, so can offer Skandium's customers "something more".
"We have a detailed and extensive plan to create the best possible experience for our customers on Skandium.com. One of the things we plan to provide in the near future is the introduction of truly unique, vintage design objects alongside the well-known product range of Nordic design," says Jacob.
The duo say they aim to re-open Skandium.com as soon as possible. No decision has yet been made on the future of the five retail stores that Skandium previously operated.