Background

Sven Christiansen is a privately owned, British furniture manufacturing company, grown from a partnership established in 1974. We design and manufacture solutions for all office furniture applications and environments, including office desk systems, reception desks, conference and meeting tables, office screens and wall storage systems. We manufacture in both veneer and MFC. Our seating ranges include general office and executive working chairs, meeting, conference and canteen chairs and reception and breakout seating.


We strive to provide the highest quality office furniture together with the very best service and value. We also have a long established reputation as a company of great integrity. We stand behind our word and our products, and in the event of a problem we will do whatever is necessary to resolve it to our customer's satisfaction.


We provide the highest levels of service by working in partnership with our nation-wide network of distributors. We provide them with access to all our resources, to which they add their own individual expertise and the convenience of their local presence.

Capabilities

While we offer a very extensive portfolio of standard products, a significant part of our production still comprises custom items. These may be variations on standard products or entirely bespoke furniture. We have state of the art suite of CNC machines for mass production items plus a highly skilled traditional cabinetmaking department. We also have our own metalwork and upholstery departments. Together our wide ranging resources give us unique scope and flexibility: we are truly manufacturers where many in our industry are merely sub-assemblers.

Office Design and Space Planning

We have a skilled and experienced team of designers who provide high-quality office plans in both 2D and 3D. We also have leading-edge image rendering capabilities in-house, including our own 80-processor 'Render Farm' and provide photo-realistic images of any proposed office design.

Locations and Showrooms

A national business with our head office/showroom in Surrey, our factory/showroom in the West Midlands, a showroom in Scotland and our London Design Studio in Clerkenwell  we deliver and install throughout the UK. Visitors are guaranteed a warm welcome and we're happy to arrange (and highly recommend) Factory Tours. Many of our distributors also have showrooms.

Delivery and Installation

We have our own transport fleet and teams of skilled and experienced office furniture installers. We deliver nationwide both direct from our factory and from our southern warehouse in Guildford, enhancing our flexibility and enabling us to offer a better service than from a single despatch point. We offer an installation service, or installation may be carried out by our distributors’ own teams.

Quality and Environmental Certifications

Our quality management systems have been independently audited to ISO 9001 and our Environmental Management to ISO 14001 (both by BSI) and we hold FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) Chain of Custody certification. (Our FSC license number is FSC-C015404.)

Literature and Documentation

We create all our marketing material in-house, designing all our literature and creating our own computer-generated images, supplemented by our own photographic studio. As a consequence we are able to provide our distributors with customised literature and other marketing materials, and their clients with in-house catalogues and specification guides.

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