Why the Cortenfactory? Durable materials, unique and creative design have always appealed to me. I like challenges so standard solutions are not for me. The more complicated the more exciting. I love to work globally!
When we built our house, we designed everything ourselves. We searched for factories from all corners of the world and project led the whole construction. We thus bought all the material directly from factories and designed the doors, windows, lighting, built-in shelves and more. This provided valuable experience for new projects. We are relatively alone with the choice of roof in Sweden. It decided to go for slate roof!
When I during the final stages of our construction laid 20 pallets with the cube stone, built retaining walls and prepared for electrical wiring, I realized that there is a gap to fill! I eventually became quite tired of mixing concrete. Then it suddenly hit me that Corten and stainless steel are durable materials that would not only fit nicely in the garden but also indoors.
With these maintenance-free materials, you could create unique and illuminated environments by amongst others using laser cutting in a snap! Furthermore, use some of the same products indoors as outdoors to create a natural transition between these environments.
Already when we built our house, I realized that a key is to work directly with factories. Then you ensure that the end product will end up the way you intended and participate in knowledge sharing. You gain invaluable knowledge during the process of realizing your ideas. The pride and joy that is spread when you test the end product is palpable. Addictive!
I make all the sketches for the products myself, participate in the production process and test everything myself before launch. Watch an example of this in the YouTube video where I show how to install the Cortenfactory’s new screen walls.
I want to understand how the whole product is connected. Therefore, it appeals to me to have a large showroom where I can draw the product, test it and exhibit it in a natural environment. This is to ensure that the product is not only nice on a sketch but actually works in reality.
A basic principle is that I would rather create solid things once than use simpler / cheaper materials that must be replaced within a few years. The thickness of the steel is a good example. It is usually well-sized in the Cortenfactory’s design. Creating real products with your own unique design means that you do not, as easily, get tired of them and want to replace them. Laser cutting offers unique opportunities to develop creative designs.
Interested in collaboration regarding manufacturing?
The Cortenfactory’s products are primarily tested in Sweden. Since much afterwards can just as easily be done digitally, we see advantage with collaboration with factories abroad. By manufacturing our products as close to the customer as possible, we can minimize our climate footprint when selling outside Sweden’s borders.
If you have a factory with the possibility of warehousing and laser cutting, you are welcome to contact the Cortenfactory.
The Cortenfactory has developed a standardized work process to ensure the quality of the end product for the customer, which we will then work according to.
Together, we create “products of the future” within garden and home decor. Your factory will have the opportunity to take part in an international network where we together are able to procure goods and services for our businesses without further obligations. Get in touch and we will tell you more!