Bonden name comes from Bonden Paavo (Farmer Paavo of Saarijärvi) Finnish legend, a determined peasant farmer who survived the years of bad harvest by doubling the leftover flour with bark of pinewood every year during three years to make the flour last longer and stave off starvation. In Bondenliving products natural materials are used in new and creative ways – as Bonden Paavo did- in the spirit of Nordic design.
For us, Nordic people, quiet luxury of north means togetherness with the nature, a feeling of relaxation, which sensitizes and inspires us. We have a heritage of nomadic lifestyle where multi-usability, natural aesthetics and practicality were essential properties to make the living possible in harsh conditions. With limited resources it was vital to create everything in a respect of nature.
Bowden products are available: Alvar Aalto-museum shop (Jyväskylä), Sisustus Avelia (Turku), Casuarina (Helsinki), EMMA- Espoo Museum of Modern Art Shop(Espoo / Tapiola), Design House Idoli (Ivalo), Gumbostrand Konst & Form (Söderkulla), Herttanen design (Loviisa), Home Bazaar (Espoo), Sisustus ID (Tampere), Sisustusliike Spazio (Oulu)