Saxi was founded in 1949 by Erik Norlander, a Swedish engineer with a keen eye for quality and good design. His first product was a folding door built around an expanding scissor mechanism (the name ‘Saxi’ comes from sax, the Swedish word for scissor). The scissor door became a popular icon of Scandinavian interior style, and is still sold today as the Saxi Typ A.
Erik’s son, Jan Norlander, followed in his father’s footsteps and shared his passion for functional, durable design. In 1965 he developed a new type of curtain wall, the Harmonica. A big improvement on the ‘top roll’ dividers of the time, the Harmonica wall established Saxi as one of the market leader in moveable wall partitions.
Under Jan’s stewardship the company expanded rapidly and in 1974 relocated to its current premises in Stenkullen, outside Gothenberg. When Jan’s son Tobias Norlander took the helm in 2014, he increased the company’s focus on movable wall systems, cutting-edge manufacturing and eco-friendly design.
Today, Saxi wall systems are trusted daily by customers in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Australia. A family business now in its third generation, Saxi is still renown for the values that Erik Norlander set in place over 60 years ago: quality, durability, innovation and first class service.