Broberg & Ridderstråle likes to look at history and intertwine it with contemporary life to create something rooted in tradition, but not retro. Like Swedese's round table Divido - made entirely of wood, modern-looking and a subtle nod to Yngve Ekström's classic Lamino. Mats Broberg was born in 1974 in Stockholm and Johan Ridderstråle in Lund in 1979. They met at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design where they both studied interior design. Many joint projects, from their graduation piece to an offer to exhibit in Japan, naturally opened the way to their joint office. Broberg & Ridderstråle are based in Stockholm and work as much with architecture as with furniture and product design. The office is represented in the permanent collections of the National Museum in Stockholm and has been recognised by, amongst others, the British magazine Wallpaper and Swedish Elle Decoration.
Klong is a sound, a clang. Klong is also a trademark that values timelessness, that wants to surprise and give unexpected experiences. Let Klong be a statement in the room. Klong develops products where the combination of functionality materials and shape make something worthy of caring for, something lasting. Every piece is a product to be enjoyed for years to come by its owner. The intention of Klong is to produce products that respectfully take the human being and nature in consideration. Klong puts great importance to work with designers who dare to create their own expressions without following trends. Klong finds its inspiration in many different cultures although most of the designers come from Sweden.