Händig in the news

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De Ondernemer

14 January 2021 - Händig: Event company now makes furniture for your home office

Mark Snoeijen and Bjorn Berkers build constructions with their company for events such as Mud Masters, but discovered that the crisis meant that they could also use their machines for something completely different: making furniture for home workers. In our collection of space-saving furniture you will find everything you need to efficiently organize your home workplace.

Händig Design designed a collection of space-saving furniture to furnish the ideal home workplace. Thanks to the screwless construction you can easily and quickly set up or store them. Are you looking for a standard wooden desk with a Händig seat? Or do you swear by an ergonomic sit-stand desk? A matching tablet, monitor or laptop stand? Take a quick look at our extensive collection. You will find absolutely everything for furnishing the ideal home workplace.

Read the full article in De Ondernemer (sorry Dutch only)

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NU.nl

12 January 2021 - Covid crisis - this event company now makes desks and furniture for your home office. 

More and more companies are in dire straits as a result of the corona crisis. Mark Snoeijen (32), owner of a company that builds structures for events, saw the downpour in March. He changed course and started making home office furniture with Händig. Flexible wooden desks that you can easily set up and take down.

Händig Design designed a collection of space-saving furniture to furnish the ideal home workplace. Thanks to the screwless furniture you can easily and quickly set up or store them. Are you looking for a standard wooden desk with a Händig seat? Or do you swear by an ergonomic sit-stand desk? A matching tablet, monitor or laptop stand? Take a quick look at our extensive collection. You will find absolutely everything for furnishing the ideal home workplace.

Read the full article in NU.nl (sorry Dutch only)

Bjorn Berkers en Mark Snoeijen bouwen normaal constructies en decors voor festivals, maar maken nu bureaus en andere aanverwante artikelen voor thuiswerkplekken.

360 Wonen

27 October 2020 - Handig joins forces with an Augmented Reality App developer

"Hey, have you ever thought about using Augmented Reality (AR)?" With these 10 simple words, the collaboration between furniture maker Händig and digital leader StickyLock started. From now on you can view all Händig products from your mobile or tablet in your own home with the StickyLock AR app.

Are you looking for an ergonomic sit-stand desk? A matching tablet, monitor or laptop stand? Take a look at our extensive collection.

Read all about in this 360 wonen article.

VNO NCW

7 October 2020 - Forced by Corona - These entrepreneurs are new starter

Due to the corona crisis, some entrepreneurs have been out of work since March. Our founder Mark Snoeijen did not give up and, together with his partner, devised a plan to make wooden home work furniture that could be assembled quickly and screwlessly: Händig Design.

Händig Design designed a collection of space-saving furniture to furnish the ideal home workplace. Thanks to the screwless furniture you can easily and quickly set up or store them. Are you looking for a standard wooden desk with a Händig seat? Or do you swear by an ergonomic sit-stand desk? A matching tablet, monitor or laptop stand? Take a quick look at our extensive collection. You will find absolutely everything for furnishing the ideal home workplace.

Mark has discussed this with the VNO-NCW Enterprise Organization. Read the full article here.

 

JFK.Men

30 September 2020 -Stage builders now make cool furniture for home workers

You have probably been at home for a while and that does not seem to change for the time being. It is therefore high time to actually make something of that workplace. Since it seems like working from home - even after corona - will become more the rule than the exception. So it has to be done nicely. A group of Dutch stage builders have found their new calling and are now making practical furniture for home workers. Read the full article here.

Are you looking for a standard wooden desk with a Händig seat? Or do you swear by an ergonomic sit-stand desk? A matching tablet, monitor or laptop stand? Take a quick look at our extensive collection. You will find absolutely everything for furnishing the ideal home workplace.

360 Wonen 

4 September  2020 - We did not want to give up and decided to change cours

Many companies had a hard time when a lockdown was declared for the Netherlands in March. Mark and Bjorn changed course and took advantage of the facilities they already had at their disposal. They started producing home workplace packages. Think of desks, laptop stands, etc. This caught on well in the market and we quickly received many requests. "Wonen360.nl interviewed Mark in September. Read more in the article on the online platform.

Are you looking for a standard wooden desk with a Händig seat? Or do you swear by an ergonomic sit-stand desk? A matching tablet, monitor or laptop stand? Take a quick look at our extensive collection. You will find absolutely everything for furnishing the ideal home workplace.

Nationale Nederlanden

19 juni 2020 - Special times call for special solutions

In June and July, our founder Mark Snoeijen has been featured in the television commercial from Nationale Nederlanden. The commercial shows Dutch people who came up with innovative solutions in these special and difficult times. Mark is a perfect example of this. When the COVID-19 restrictions were implemented, his projects to build stages for large events were all cancelled. Together with fellow founder Bjorn Berkers, he came up with the idea for Händig - then called Compaqt - and quickly started designing and producing our office furniture. Learn more in the article on the NN website.

Do you want a chance at winning Händig's most popular product? Go to @nn_nederland and enter into the contest to win our Desk!

Coronakrant

28 May, 2020 - Turning things around! From building stages to designing furniture

The “new normal” - keeping a physical distance from others - is what inspired the creativity of our founders. How would they be able to contribute to the newly developed needs of society? Mark and Bjorn decided to turn things around and considered all the materials, machines and skills they had available to them. They decided to develop products that would enable people to work from home comfortably. These products needed to be easy to assemble, disassemble and store away to allow for flexible use of limited spaces… Read more in the Coronakrant article (Dutch only).

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NPO Radio 1

7 May, 2020 - Astrid Out of the Box

On 7 May, our founder Bjorn Berkers was interviewed by Astrid Joosten in her radio show Astrid Out of the Box on NPO radio 1. In the show, he explains how he came up with the idea to start our brand Händig - then called Compaqt - together with fellow founder Mark Snoeijen.

When the coronacrisis hit, all projects for his company were cancelled. There was no work for his staff or his machines and he needed to quickly come up with a way to keep using the skills, knowledge and tools that were available to him. Bjorn kept hearing how people were forced to work from home, but did not have the space or furniture to set up a dedicated home office. He decided to solve this problem, and within 2 days he completed the first piece of home office furniture ... Listen to his full story from minute 4:14 (Dutch only).

Ondernemers in de fase van acceptatie Astrid Joosten Händig bureau desk thuiswerken

Eindhovens Dagblad

2 May, 2020 - Stage builders from Beek en Donk and Eindhoven switch to creating home office furniture

When the Dutch Prime Minister announced that all large events and festivals would be cancelled until at least September, this was a huge blow to our founders. They both run a successful company in the events industry and this announcement meant they would not be able to make any more revenue for at least 6 months.

They quickly turned things around and decided to start making screwless home office furniture. This turned out to be their golden ticket. In under a week, they sold 100 desks and accessoires… Read more in the article by Eindhovens Dagblad (Dutch only).

Bjorn Berkers en Mark Snoeijen bouwen normaal constructies en decors voor festivals, maar maken nu bureaus en andere aanverwante artikelen voor thuiswerkplekken.

Omroep Brabant

18 April, 2020 - Stage builders create home office furniture during the coronacrisis

Our founders were featured in a news item on Omroep Brabant where they were able to share our story and show our products. They also peeked into our warehouse to show viewers where our products are made.

The accompanying article (Dutch only) tells the story of how our founders' companies were struggling due to the COVID-19 restrictions and they were at risk of losing 2.5 million Euros in revenue. Instead of using their machines to build festival stages, they started using them to make furniture for people who were forced to work from home. Especially the desk quickly became our most popular product…