Jan Christian Vestre (Vestre)
Vestre have been involved in creating social meeting places for millions of people for almost 70 years. They are a leading manufacturer of furniture for towns, parks and outdoor public spaces.
Vestre is a family business, and in 2012 Jan Christian Vestre became managing director, only 26 years old. His strong belief in design as a tool for change has made Vestre into a successful firm with a solid economy.
Jan Christians philosophy is that if design shall be a significant factor it has to be implemented through the whole production line. Even the Vestre factory, located in a small place in the middle of a forest, is designed by Snøhetta. His goal is not to compete on price, but to be best on quality, innovation, design and sustainability.
Today their products are well used at Times Square in New York, King’s Cross Central in London, Oslo Opera House, The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Cormeilles en Parisis in Paris, Kunsthaus in Graz and Hamburg airport, just to mention a few.