The story of Leander started in 1998, when Stig Leander’s sister-in-law was expecting twins. That sparked his thoughts. Would it be possible to design a cradle that could both calm and stimulate a child’s development?
As a trained blacksmith, Stig had for a long time been involved in development of chairs, bicycles and prams. The idea was to create a simple, functional piece of furniture that would meet a real need. In this case, calm one of the twins while the other twin was fed.
Founder and designer, Stig Leander Nielsen, has an amazing flair for transforming his observations of day-to-day life with children into beautiful products. He endeavours to see the world through the eyes of the child and his creations reflect their needs as they grow and develop.
The Leander Classic Cot has received several awards in Europe but designer Stig Leander does not rest on his laurels – he continues to fine-tune the design and improve the cot where possible.
Over the years we have seen improved painting methods for greater durability and scratch resistance, additional accessories such as the junior guard and the bumpers, and now a new and improved mattress concept with emphasis on breathability.
Stig does not draw, he is dreaming and feeling. He uses neither a computer nor a pad. As an artist, he shapes the furniture using his hands and eyes. He challenges the properties and possibilities by using cardboard, glue, and wood until it feels right.
“Beauty enhances the quality of living.” Stig Leander
Leander is a Danish brand known and loved for the contemporary style that reflects Scandinavia. Its design effortlessly combines a classic touch with contemporary Scandinavian style to make timeless, quality pieces that will last for years.
Leander is a furniture company, but it is not just about designing furniture. It is about creating furniture that inspires and stimulates play, movement, and creativity. Furniture that develops children and makes everyday life with children a little easier.
Quality, details and sustainability
Stig Leander’s designs are characterised by the focus and idea of meeting a specific need with the desire to make a difference.
At Leander, they believe in form, function, and honest materials and that the best ideas starts with a need.
Leander follows a design philosophy – Form and function, the furniture should fit the child and never the other way around. That is why Leander is not just a furniture company. It is a philosophy, a feeling and an approach to materials, shape, and function.
Behind each piece of furniture is a well-thought-out vision and good craftsmanship. When choosing a Leander furniture, you invest in not just a piece of furniture for one child but in a furniture that can be inherited. This is what Leander calls responsibility and sustainability.