History is the foundation
of the future

History is the foundation
of the future

History

HOLMRIS is the story of three generations’ desire to produce quality furniture, good craftsmanship and beautiful design. But it is also the story of one of Denmark’s fastest-growing furniture successes.

The year was 1937. Søren Holmris, a 26-year-old cabinet maker, had a dream of starting out on his own, and so he established his own workshop in Bjerringbro, in Central Denmark. Eventually, the company was taken over by his son Erik Holmris, whose background in decorative arts and design helped establish the foundation for HOLMRIS’ products – a foundation based on strong traditions of design and craftsmanship.

Market leader with a sharp focus
In 1993, Henrik Holmris took over the helm, as the third generation, to spearhead the transformation of HOLMRIS from an innovative manufacturing company to a sales and design house focusing on furniture and interior design solutions in four market segments: office, learning, hospitality and care.

This focus has resulted in explosive growth, and from 2000 to 2008, HOLMRIS’ revenue increased tenfold, from DKK 12 million to DKK 127 million, thanks to growing market shares in Denmark and abroad.

Since 2008, HOLMRIS has merged with 13 companies and factories in Denmark, and in 2017, 60% of shares in the company were sold to BWP Partners. The company is still run by Henrik Holmris in collaboration with Niels Henrik Lauritzen.