Askman Furniture was founded in 1913 by Carl Alfred Askman.
During the early years, the company produced mainly wooden toys, handles, and other milled articles for the domestic market.
In 1945, Svend Oluf Askman, the son of the founder, took over the company and the production was expanded to include high-quality gift items like pepper mills, salad bowls and cutting boards. Designed by well-known Danish architects like Kaj Bojesen, Jens Quistgaard and Erik Magnussen these gift items marked the beginning of exports for Askman Furniture.
In 1970 Peter Askman became the third-generation owner. Only 26 years old at the time, Peter Askman set out to maintain the traditions and craftsmanship which his family had installed at Askman Furniture. Looking at the company today, it is clear that he successfully completed that objective.
In 2017, Peter Askman sold Askman Furniture to a group of investors, who aim to continue the long heritage of craftsmanship. The company’s focus is to emphasize the essential value of the best possible materials, with great respect to nature and wildlife.
Since the time when Peter Askman ran the company, the production has included furniture in addition to the gift items, and the products are designed and developed in cooperation with some of the best and most well-known Danish architects, among some of them Jørgen Møller and Hans Sandgren Jakobsen.