How it started
Lindström Design was founded by Tobias and Anna Lindström in 2017. This is the story of how they came to design jewelry.
The journey started in their student years when Tobias would make accessories for Anna for birthdays and Christmas. It would be something simple that can be made by hand, such as wood carvings with nice stones, wooden shapes, or aluminium threads in nice shapes. After university both Anna and Tobias started playing with beautiful shapes in digital design. Seeing the interest of friends and family, the idea was hatched to make the designs into fine metal jewelry, and to start a jewelry brand.
The road was not easy. The goal was set after graduating university, at a time when they had two small kids. As they say: if it was easy, everybody would do it. After a lot of hard work and dedication, Lindström Design was born.
Why does it say Shapeways on my package? Shapeways is our production partner who produces and ships our products to our customers.
We design and develop all of our products. We then partner with trusted manufacturers to produce and ship the products to our customers. When an order is placed on our website, this automatically generates an order to our manufacturing partner who then proceeds to produce and ship the product to the buyer.
Our products are made in the future by Shapeways, in their manufacturing facilities in the United States and in the Netherlands. Shapeways works with supply on demand using 3D printing, which means that items are produced after being sold. This constitutes a modern revolution in manufacturing enabled by 3D printing, which traditionally relies on mass production and expensive-to-calibrate machines. We believe that this is the future of manufacturing, and of the jewelry industry. To us it means that we can focus all of our efforts on making beautiful designs, whilst offering good prices to our customers.
This modern way still means that we have the full responsibility for the quality of our products, relation to our customers, and management of refunds and returns. We have a money back guarantee, where the buyer only has to pay return shipping.
We believe in a society where people are free to pursue their own goals and ambitions. Where each person is able to decide what to do with his/her life, and is not needlessly forced to perform meaningless work every day. We believe in creating a society in which improvements in productive technologies are used to reduce the necessary work we people have to perform, so that we are able to spend more time with our families, and more time on self-fulfillment.
We believe that people who work in a democratic enterprise are less likely to take decisions which are harmful to their communities, the environment, and to the globe. They will think twice before installing an environmentally polluting technology, and think three times before moving their production to another country. We therefore believe that establishing democratic companies is a key step in creating a world with less pollution, corruption and exploitation. In accordance with our believes we are a democratic enterprise. Each member of Lindström Design has an equal vote on how the company is run.
By partnering with us or buying our products you support democratic enterprising, and the global transformation into a more sustainable society.
We collaborate with Shapeways for manufacturing and fulfillment. We also partner with Åsa Keim over at tolta.se in designing and marketing horse-related pendants in the Swedish market.
Legal name: Lindström Design Ekonomisk förening
HQ address: Korsgatan 12G, 443 75 Vårgårda, Sweden
Organisation number: 769635-4070