If the world is to retain its green forests, clear lakes, fish in the sea and flowers in the meadows, we need to use our planet’s resources wisely. Today it is possible to produce furniture almost anywhere in the world, but we are convinced that the path to sustainability lies in making our furniture ourselves. We use environmentally adapted materials and have complete control over every stage of production, from woodworking and metalworking to sewing and assembly.


  • Sustainability Philosophy

    All life on Earth is interconnected. Every living organism – without exception – forms a link in a universal chain, an ecological system that has evolved over millennia. We human beings are also part of that chain, dependent for our existence on the oceans, the air and the forests in the same way as every other living thing on the planet.

    Read more about our Sustainability philosophy here.

  • Environmental Policy

    We will contribute to a sustainable society by continuous improvement of our company's environmental impact. 

    We will encourage the use of eco-friendly materials, manufacturing methods and ways of distribution, internally as well as by our subcontractors.

    We will encourage improved overall recovery and recycling of surplus materials, waste and discarded products.
    We will improve the environmental knowledge and awareness of our organisation. These skills will be used to further develop our performance.
    We will comply with applicable environmental legislation, aiming at also exceeding these requirements.
    We will prevent pollution of soil, water and the atmosphere.
    We will implement procedures that meet or exceeds the requirements of the environmental management system standard ISO 14001.
    We will use this policy to remind customers, employees, suppliers and the general public of our long-term environmental strategies.
  • ReUse

    All of Johanson's products are produced in a well-thought-out way.  Already on the sketch table, we see the possibilities of recycling and renovation as an important factor in future production. Today, more than 90% of our range can be recycled efficiently.

  • Ecolabel

    EU Ecolabel, also known as the EU Flower, is the European counterpart to the Nordic Swan label and one of the world’s top ecolabels. It is an ISO Type 1 certification, which means that it is independent, adopts a life-cycle perspective and embraces a holistic approach to the evolution of certification criteria. (See also:

    Pelican is the first chair in Sweden to be awarded the EU Ecolabel.

    Download Ecolabel Certifikat for Pelican here.

  • Möbelfakta

    Möbelfakta mirrors external requirements with a complete and updated reference and labeling, which thus becomes a synonym for professionalism and quality all the way to the final stage of the end user. The system is based on three areas of requirements;

    - Environment
    - Quality
    - Social responsibility

    The products that hold this labeling is provided with a Möbelfakta logotype under each product. More products will be approved during the year.

    Here you can download Social Responsibility for Johanson Design AB.

  • ISO 14001
    Johanson has an environmental management system that fulfils the requirements of SS-EN ISO 14001:2015 with respect to design, production and sales of furniture.
    Download ISO certificate here