Lions & Cranes has set sail as a brand with distinct coastal aesthetics and resonant Scandinavian core-values. Our visual language is directed by the local, coastal surroundings, commanding a deep sense of calm and respect. The wind, the salt, and the sea, here interpreted through fresh eyes.
The weight of inspiration comes from the people whose history flows from a life and industry in cooperation and conflict with the elements. We are drawn to the stories of struggle and determination to thrive in an environment that can be both hostile and bountiful. It is this sense of duality that Lions & Cranes strives to permeate in to our products. Designers Kurt Lightner and Carl-Johan Victor launched the idea after a chance meeting in 2013, promptly entering the market with an array of quality household products with timeless motifs based on Kurt’s traditional hand-made woodcut prints.