Jangir Maddadi, the designer of the Union Bench Collection, the Union Desk Collection, the Panorama, and numerous models that are currently in production, has received the 2010 Entrepreneur Award from H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. Maddadi’s notable collections have been exported to a variety of clients in numerous countries, which include the cities of Milan, Copenhagen, Paris, New York, and Miami.
Yet despite his strong industrialization, he has chosen to continue his product manufacturing headquarters in Kalmar. His nomination came from not only this allegiance to Sweden, but also his ability to use limited resources in his own unique style to break through the airtight design industry with brilliant success. The Union Bench has been installed in public spaces such as outdoor city centers and shopping areas.
Shaking Mr. Maddadi’s hand, H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf congratulated the designer on a job well done, noting how impressed he was with the designs. His Majesty was interested to learn that the Union Benches were produced on the island of Öland, not far from the Royal Family’s summer home.
Says Maddadi, “It’s simply an honor to get this recognition from the King and this committee, and to achieve such positive feedback on my work after such a short period of time.” He adds with a smile, “The Union Bench is, after all, my first collection, with much more to come!”