Furniture for life

Getama is the very epitome of something authentically Danish. It is probably the best ever example of Danish design.

Getama was founded in 1999 in the North Jutland town of Gedsted, where Carl Pedersen, a young, innovative joiner got the brilliant idea to use seaweed from the Limfjord – which was in plentiful supply – to make mattresses. Thus the name, Gedsted Tang- og Madrasfabrik (Gedsted Seaweed and Mattress Factory).

In those days, most people used mattresses stuffed with straw or heather, and there was an increasing demand for more comfortable and supportive mattresses. Carl Pedersen’s ,mattresses became so popular that he built a new and bigger workshop the following year.

The range of mattresses gradually expanded, and in 1910, Gedsted Tang- og Madrasfabrik launched its first bed and furniture collection.

Excellent craftsmanship, fine quality and superior service made the factory renowned and respected throughout Denmark, but its working relationship with furniture designer Hans Wegner helped Gedsted Tang- og Madrasfabrik make its international breakthrough as a furniture company.

As a result, a shorter, more international name was needed, and in 1953, Gedstad Tang- og Madras fabrik became Getama.

After more than a century, Getama is still creating architect-designed furniture for the retail and contract markets. A broad selection from their collections is presented in various settings in Getama’s showroom in the center of Copenhagen.