Inspired by Norwegian Nature

Through all these years, Fjords Pittsburgh PA has been producing quality furniture based on good craftsmanship and Norwegian design. Quality and excellent craftsmanship are the primary goals and inspirations in moving forward. Fjords Pittsburgh PA  present their furniture with the same dedication and skill since 1941.

It all began in the cellar premises of the Hjellegjerde family in the fjord community of Sykkylven in Norway as long ago as 1941. The two brothers Otto and at Mindor Hjellegjerde started it all in the Fjord village Sykkylven in Norway. Until Ingvar, the third brother joined the venture. Since then, the Fjords have designed and manufactured furniture for over 70 years.

With a fierce dedication and great skill, the brothers managed to build a business that has become one of the largest furniture companies in Norway. Fjords have grown from a small family business in a basement to what we are today. A company spread over four continents.

Craftsmanship, and Quality Design

Hjellegjerde has undergone many changes since it all began in 1941, from a small family company to a listed group with markets spread across three continents. Right from the start, the emphasis was on supplying quality furniture with comfort and Norwegian design, based on good craftsmanship. Modern technology also came to be a vital part of the production.


What makes Fjords different from other furniture manufacturers elsewhere in the world? Is it the contrasts landscape that surrounds us, where the endless motion of the ocean meets the strength of the mountains? Is it the light in Norway that has been invariably changing? Both yes and no. It’s because the nature around us is generous and Fjords furniture completely provides generous comfort.

Tradition and Innovation

The main key to Fjords’s philosophy is to find the combination between tradition and innovation. It shows the point where yesterday’s knowledge meets modern technology. Moreover, it makes Fjord reliable and trustworthy to deliver excellent products. Just like the ocean, Fjord constantly moves towards the goal.

A True Story of Success

As with all success stories, there were reversals of fortune too. The company has had two fires, the largest of them in 1981. Half the factory – about 4,500 square meters – went up in flames. A whole life’s work got lost, but it didn’t stop the brothers. With the aid of a fantastic rescue operation from the employees, they managed to clear up after the fire. After a month, production was underway again at Hjellegjerde. Then in 1983, a new and modern factory opened its doors, risen from the ruins of the old.

In 2006, Fjords launched a new market name outside Norway; it will carry forward the furnishing tradition which had such humble beginnings in the Hjellegjerde family’s cellar. It has been a deliberate Hjellegjerde strategy to address the international market.

The Way Forward

Technology maintains and improves product quality, but it is people who make the products special. Fjords see the value of the people who create their products and let thoughts of those with long experience of making furniture meld with the creative, fresh ideas of the young. Moreover, Fjords have traditions that carry the future. Combining this with the ability to think afresh, to be curious and innovative.

Technical Advantages and Ergonomic comfort

Comfort is not a luxury, it is essential to your health and general well-being. It means that the chair you choose needs to be more than just a soft place to sit. An ergonomically correct chair will provide continuous support, and comfort. Moreover, it will prevent your legs, and back from becoming tired. Such a chair will relax your body, enabling your blood to circulate more freely. As your back relaxes, your spine is gently supported in the right places and at the correct angle.