Aarke means ”everyday” in Southern Sami, a language spoken by only 500 people in the north of Sweden. The Aarke brand was founded with the objective to design, produce and sell premium household appliances. The first product, the Aarke sparkling water maker, was launched in late 2016.
Aarke was founded in 2013 by friends and experienced industrial designers, Carl Ljungh and Jonas Groth. Having worked as designers for various consumer brands over 15 years, the two were frustrated that their best ideas never reached consumers - as most clients did not share their obsessions for product perfection and attention to detail.
They decided to create their own brand dedicated to the design and development of home appliances crafted from premium materials and engineered for the everyday use. A category of products they believed had been forgotten by the design community.
The two designers tweaked their ideas over many late nights and travelled the world to find the best materials and suppliers. Four years and countless iterations later, the first product was ready to launch: The Aarke Carbonator. A Sparkling Water maker that was designed to perfection inside and out.
Today, the brand continues to transform homes all over the world. By refining daily functions it creates better, more user-friendly and sustainable products – and gives consumers a choice. The choice of having fewer, superior products in their homes and surrounding themselves with well-designed, made-to-last essentials.