Skandium is a British company, founded in 1999 by three Scandinavians. Their aim is to be the best retailer of Scandinavian design & furniture in the world, giving customers a wide product choice while being served by knowledgeable staff in a well-presented environment. The family of stores in London consists of two Skandium stores, a Skandium concession in the department store Selfridges, a Republic of Fritz Hansen store and an online store. Skandium also does wholesale to other retailers, contract sales for commercial projects and interior design for private clients. Skandium is exclusive agent in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland for the design brands Artek, Arabia, Asplund, Design House Stockholm, Hackman, Havi, iittala, Jonathan Adler, Le Klint, linea1, Marimekko, Rosendahl AJ clocks and Woodnotes. The founders include Magnus Englund (Managing Director); Swedish with a background in fashion wholesale and retailing, and author of two best-selling books on Scandinavian design. Chrystina Schmidt (Creative Director) is Finnish and previously worked as a fashion and life style photographer through her own studio. She is a product designer and interior designer, as well as the creative leader of Skandium. Christopher Seidenfaden (Non-Executive Director) is Danish with a background in business journalism and finances. His family built up the Danish lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen, famous for the PH lamps.