Friends & Founders
Founded in 2013 by Rasmus and Ida Linea Hildebrand, Friends and Founders is a Danish/Swedish design company that encourages the creation of inspiring spaces through embracing an individual’s personality. Through bold and innovative design that exudes character and opens itself up to reinterpretation within new contexts, Friends and Founders is forging a new path in the world of contemporary design. “Our designs are characterized by Scandinavian heritage in terms of the ambitiously high-quality level,” says Ida Linea Hildebrand, “and the common idea of surrounding oneself with less, but important things.” Friends & Founders started in just 2013 and has already attracted an enthusiastic following for their collection’s pared-down simplicity —often achieved with unexpected and unusually luxurious materials. Favoring the trend to a universal aesthetic, the company utilizes local manufacturers and specializes in perfectly detailed and custom-made processes as well as a strong focus on sustainable manufacturing methods. With a range that includes upholstered pieces, metalwork and stone, in the hands of Friends & Founders the dictum “less is more” is realized with an persuasively idiosyncratic twist.