Meet the designers behind Scan stoves and fireplaces
“Danish design” is one of the founding values of Scan Stoves and we maintain a constant focus on innovation and forward-thinking. It requires the intuition and passion of the very best designers to be a leader in an industry that produces heat-generating items of furniture. Designers who see what trends are on the rise, who create features that inspire, captivate and put functionality and user experience front and centre. Those who are not afraid to challenge.
Warm Danish design
Our fireplace inserts and wood burning stoves are designed exclusively by Danish designers to deliver the clean, sleek lines that are typically Danish and characterise all fireplaces and stoves from Scan. In-house product developers ensure that the combustion technology meets the high standards of quality associated with Scan products and provides the beautiful view of the flames that we always aim for as a fireplace manufacturer.
The designers creating modern fireplaces in the spirit of Scan
Who are the creative minds behind many of our successful designs? Here is a brief presentation:
Harrit & Sørensen
The Harrit & Sørensen design studio was founded by Thomas Harrit and Nicolai Sørensen and has a long and solid history. The studio provides product development services to clients in a range of sectors around the globe and has won a number of awards for its work. Its first product success was the KNAX coat and hat rack, which is now marketed worldwide.
The company’s philosophy is that design should make a difference. When creating, it looks at the big picture: The whole people experience. The individual product as a whole. The product line as a unit. The concept between the idea and the company’s identity.
Harrit & Sørensen has designed a number of wood burning stoves for Scan Stoves over the years and has won the “Build it award” and the “Red Dot design award” several times for our work together.
The Scan 66 range
Scan 66 draws its inspiration from nature. The organic shape of the stove frames the fire in a beautiful and holistic way.
Harrit & Sørensen
The Scan 66 range was an innovation in the industry with its egg-shaped design and beautiful glass details.
The Scan 85 is our first wood burning stove with a focus on the design of the burn chamber. Flames are not square. The burn chamber has therefore been designed like a cave that frames the dancing flames.
Harrit & Sørensen
The aim of the innovative design of the Scan 85 stove was to provide an impressive and uninterrupted view of the fire and flames. The stove door features cutting-edge technology that excels in terms of design and functionality and was honoured with the Red Dot Design Award in 2011.
Halskov & Dalsgaard Design: This award-winning design firm was formed and run by Christina Halskov and Hanne Dalsgaard, both on a quest to combine innovative thinking and the unique tradition of Scandinavian design to transform everyday objects into design objects. They have now gone their separate ways and each has her own product design studio. Both women are hugely influential in the Danish design and architecture arena.
The design company Halskov & Dalsgaard created our Scan 1000 range. The fireplace inserts were among the first in the industry to feature glass handles, which were completely unique and innovative on the market at that time. The range has been improved and developed several times since then and is characterised by its soft, functional and unobtrusive design – typical of the Danish design tradition.
The focus is on aesthetic appeal, innovation and functionality. The result is a feminine design with subtle aesthetics and a beautiful black glass door.
Our desire is to create designs that enhance the quality of life and we are always curious about what is happening in the world.” “The fireplace has a light and beautiful appearance, whether the fire is lit or not.
Halskov & Dalsgaard
Fireplace with a clear view of the flames
Niels Kjeldsen Design
Niels Kjeldsen Design specialises in branding and product design and has won the Red Dot Design Award, the Danish Design Award, the Formland Design Award and other prestigious design awards. High functionality and simplicity are the studio’s signature style and its client list includes Stelton, Bang & Olufsen, Samsung, Carlsberg, Bosch and Georg Jensen - and now Scan too.
Niels Kjeldsen has put his distinctive stamp on the Scan 87, a free-standing, large, clean-burning stove.
I think the Scan 87 is a successful design, where functionality and aesthetic elegance are perfectly balanced. Both the floor-standing and wall-mounted versions work well in many different interior settings and will fill many homes with joy every day. Not only will you enjoy the heat it generates, you’ll have a fantastic view of the flames too.
Modern fireplace combined with the hygge trend
The Danes love design and cosiness, and Scan’s modern fireplaces and wood burning stoves fit perfectly into both these categories. And honestly, if you are going to spend most of the winter indoors sitting in front of a fireplace with a cup of tea, that fireplace really ought to be a beautiful piece of designer furniture from Scan Stoves.