In 1967, two young Danes decided to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Scan Design's first branch opened on April 4, 1969 in Winter Park, Florida. Stay informed about our upcoming special offers and the arrival of new furniture. The adventurous spirit of our founder is a great source of pride and inspiration for all of us who are part of Scandinavian Designs and Dania Furniture.
Like many business success stories, ours starts there: with an entrepreneur, a need, a sense of adventure and a discovered passion. It was on a trip back to his native country, Norway, after a few years in the United States, that our founder began his career in the furniture industry. At the 1963 furniture fair in Stavanger, Norway, he met with several small furniture factories, all of which agreed to give him modest credit with a handshake. This is how business was done there in those days, remember.
In keeping with the refreshing style of Scan Design Furniture, the pieces come from artisans around the world. The brand sources much of its teak furniture from Thailand, while beds and sofa beds come from China and Italy. Other sources include Europe, Indonesia, California and North Carolina. Skovby was at the forefront of functional extension systems for tables, and today the furniture company is recognized worldwide for its special talent for combining design and functionality.
To this end, the retailer also employs a large team of professional designers in each store to help customers plan, visualize and ultimately furnish their home with contemporary Scan Design furniture. With nearly ten showrooms in Florida, Scan Design Furniture is one of the largest contemporary furniture retailers in the Southeast.