Kristian Eriksson


Former IT consultant Kristian Eriksson moved from Stockholm to the Island of Gotland to pursue his ambition to design and produce well crafted and durable furniture using traditional joinery techniques in response to the growth of cheap mass produced Swedish furniture.

Ericsson founded GAD (Gute Art & Design) in 1998 and following a successful launch of his early collection at the Stockholm Furniture Fair opened his own joinery workshop in Hemsedal where the majority of Gad’s furniture is still produced.

Eriksson’s philosophy is to design products that hold the eye and give the user contact with the feel of natural materials and surfaces that are sensitive to the environment.

Over the two decades following the initial launch of a handful of designs at the Stockholm Fair Eriksson has expanded the GAD collection to to include furniture for all areas of the home.