H. Skjalm P. started as a retail store in the centre of Copenhagen. Its roots go all the way back to 1953 when Hagbarth Skjalm Petersen and his wife Lisbeth Westergaard established the company.
Skjalm Petersen was a personality, he liked to pursue his own ideas, and was a design conscious buyer who would visit stores to study or buy some of the latest novelties within textiles, gifts or kitchen utensils. He was often one of the first to introduce new colours, shapes and graphic expressions.
In the beginning of the 80s, H. Skjalm P. started to import larger quantities of designer homewares from England and this is how the company began to grow. Since then, it has become an exceptional design brand with new collections twice a year, represented at exhibitions and shows nationally and internationally.
H. Skjalm P. now has its own design team who always maintain Mr.Skjalm Petersen’s philosophy throughout their work.
“Innovative design made from natural materials of high quality with a Scandinavian look.”
The company is still owned by Mr.Skjalm’s widow, Lisbeth Westergaard.