Mr. Johnsson founds a weaving mill that produces textiles in Kinna, Sweden
Mr. Johnsson’s son-in-law takes over. The company starts to influence the entire Swedish textile industry.
The Engdahl family take control of the business – and they go on to run it for over a 100 years!
Kinnasand is registered as the company name. Kinnasand is a shortened version of 'KinnaSanden'. 'Kinna' comes from the town, while 'Sanden' literally means the 'sand or ground of'.
The industrialisation process begins with construction of our first factory building and introduction of the mechanical looms.
We create and launch patented NOVALIN - the world’s first linen wall covering. We design a special machine to produce it. Kinnasand receives global acclaim.
The Engdahls convert their home – originally built in 1874 - into a design studio.
Kinnasand begins to work with international manufacturers and designers as a textile editor.
Kinnasand starts to produce cottonbased upholstery textiles as well as clothing fabrics.
Werner Hofmann expands the Kinnasand collection significantly, accelerating our evolution from a manufacturer to a textile editor. Meanwhile, printed and burnout textiles start to play a major role in our output.
In 1985 we introduce our first collection of handmade rugs.
Following a management buyout, Werner Hofmann relocates the company headquarters from Sweden to Westerstede where it remains today.
We open new showrooms across the world – these increase our international visibility and make our collections even more accessible to architects and interior designers.
Kvadrat acquires with Kinnasand, opening up new international horizons.
Kinnasand LAB is an initiative by Kinnasand under the creative lead of Creative Director Isa Glink where she collaborates with external designers to give a new interpretation to Kinnasand textiles, innovate and develop new products.
Kvadrat launches new residential focused venues in London and Paris where Kinnasand’s high-end offering is showcased.
Family home of the founders, later design studio
Bengt Gilbert, former director of Kinnasand, with his son in the mid 1970s
Immigrant collection, mid 1970s
Albatross 23 rug from end 1980s designed by Barbro Pettersson
Kinnasand headquarters in Westerstede
Kvadrat, Your glacial expectations by Olafur Eliasson and Günther Vog
Shield by Studio Wieki Somers for Kinnasand LAB