Our home in Sykkylven
600 kilometres north of Oslo, you arrive at the municipality of Sykkylven. Only 7,625 people live here on almost 340 square kilometres, and yet the region is the centre of an extraordinary success story in the international furniture industry. It was here that Jens E. Ekornes was raised and had to find a way to make a living in a time when there was no abundance of consumer goods and employment was limited. The sons of Sykkylven who did not inherit the family farm became artisans.