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The team at Aarke is a family, a group of enthusiasts, a design collective. At Aarke we design premium home essentials engineered to elevate everyday routines. Founded in 2013, the brand is on a mission to re(de)fine the home appliances industry. In a category of products that has been forgotten by the design community, Aarke merges made-to-last quality, premium materials and a unique design approach.
Aarke was founded in 2013 by friends and experienced industrial designers, Carl Ljungh and Jonas Groth. Having worked as designers for various consumer brands over 15 years, the two were frustrated that their best ideas never reached consumers - as most clients did not share their obsessions for product perfection and attention to detail.
They decided to create their own brand dedicated to the design and development of home appliances crafted from premium materials and engineered for the everyday use. A category of products they believed had been forgotten by the design community.
“You spend many minutes each morning, pulling this handle or pushing that button on the machine. Now we make sure we get this moment right, so you enjoy it every day.” - Carl
The two designers tweaked their ideas over many late nights and travelled the world to find the best materials and suppliers. Four years and countless iterations later, the first product was ready to launch: The Aarke Carbonator. A Sparkling Water maker that was designed to perfection inside and out.
“We were influenced by Italian espresso machines, which are known for their heritage and solid materials. We merged this inspiration with our minimalistic design approach and added the best possible technology. The result is a timeless kitchen countertop essential.” - Jonas
Today, the brand continues to transform homes all over the world. By refining daily functions it creates better, more user-friendly and sustainable products – and gives consumers a choice. The choice of having fewer, superior products in their homes and surrounding themselves with well-designed, made-to-last essentials.
Aarke products are created for life. Their design is iconic, but more importantly, they are built to last. We are proud to hold the responsibility of engineering durable, aesthetically pleasing products. We believe in repairing machines instead of replacing them, like a classic car or an old watch, passed down from generation to generation.
With an obsession for detail and honest care for our products, we develop iconic minimalist designs that never go out of style. We will refine our products until they cannot get any better, with the goal of creating the perfect user experience.
We strive to constantly push boundaries and re-engineer all aspects of our products. We design, develop and test all products in our Stockholm workshop until everything from the first visual impression to the touch, feel, and interactive sensation of the product is of highest quality. Through a slow and mindful product development process we aim to build products that last a lifetime.
We purposefully design and engineer new products that inspire people around the world to commit to a more sustainable lifestyle. While we are far from perfect today, we learn from and improve what we do every day with the goal of making our entire product lifecycle fully sustainable.