About us

A history of candles, colors and charming interior

Broste was founded in Copenhagen in 1955 by the entrepreneural Ulf Brøste, who had a knack for picking out small pieces of furniture, decorative interior items, trinkets, and gift items from his travels around the world. Being inspired by the success of the Danish Modern movement, he decided to help aspiring talents with production and distribution alongside his own handpicked collections.

During the 60’s and 70’s the scope was widened with flagshipstores around the canals of Copenhagen, and a designated import of kelim rugs and vintage decor. During the 80’s and 90’s focus shifted towards wholesale and an in-house production of candles and gift items was established.

The brand name, Broste Copenhagen, was established during the early aughts and it came to represent the values and DNA of the Danish design company. Ever since our main objective has been to provide great design solutions that are versatile and accessible; easy on the eye and perfect for Scandinavian easy living. 

In 2010 Broste was acquired by Norweigan Gunnar Hillestad and Danish Kim Larsen; and ever since Kim Larsen has been the dynamic CEO and visionary of the company, ensuring that the legacy has been honored and the design ambitions broadened. 

Today the Broste interiors are sold worldwide and 95 % of all our products are designed in-house by our handpicked design team. Broste has become synonymous with easy living essentials, the well-wrought tableware, handcrafted vases, mouthblown glass, bespoke candles and colourful textiles.

So, if you want to create playful atmospheres, colourful dinner tables and welcoming furniture you want to chat, nap and live in, Broste is your design destination. Broste is cosy, contemporary, and accommodating design that invites you to enjoy small routines like they were special occasions.