Aarke means ”everyday” in Southern Sami, a language spoken by only 500 people in the north of Sweden. The Aarke brand was founded by two industrial designers, Jonas Groth and Carl Ljungh, with the objective to design, produce and sell premium household appliances, a category that has been forgotten by the design community.
After 10 years working as consultants within industrial design and product development, Jonas Groth and Carl Ljungh decided it was time to take the next step. The result was Aarke, their very own brand.
The sparkling water maker was inspired by Jonas and Carl’s personal experiences. The pair observed there was nothing on the market stylish enough to have on the kitchen worktop, like an Italian espresso machine. “The sparkling water maker is a fantastic product we’ve both used at home every day for some time”, explains Carl Ljungh. “Yet we thought there was a gap in the market for something more sophisticated, with slimmed down design and, above all, made fully from stainless steel.” The idea of a more design-oriented sparkling water maker was backed up by friends, who agreed they appreciated the function of the machines available, but not the appearance.
“For those who were interested in design and classic kitchen products, there was no standout model on the market. A lot of people ended up storing their machines in the cupboard rather than having them in view. If you want to drink sparkling water several time a day though, it’s far more convenient to have the machine close at hand”, Carl adds.(Reference AGA Magazine)
Aarke Steel – best in test
Aarke Steel rated best in test with a score of 5 out of 5 when TT News Agency recently reviewed the best models on the market today. The feedback was as follows: “Aarke is an elegant, robust model which adds a touch of style to your kitchen worktop” and “The manual is clear and straightforward, containing just the right amount of information”. In second place, with a score of 4.6 out of 5, came AGA’s former award-winning AQVIA Exclusive, while its new Happy model received excellent feedback and a rating of 3.3 out of 5 in the budget segment.*TT News Agency: Elegant and robust – Aarke Steel has it all. 19/09/2017