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Jaanus Orgusaar

  • Designer
    Jaanus Orgusaar

    Jaanus Orgusaar is an inventor and designer who dives straight to the primal source – his work is inspired by nature’s geometry that makes his objects clearly distinguishable. His trademark is the construction of three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional sheet material through inventive patterns. As a passionate experimenter he plays with structures resulting in surprising design and architectural objects. The shape, being based on nature’s principles, enables to change the scale of the object and so it’s possible that a lamp on Jaanus’ work desk transforms into a house and vice versa. His sculptural interior design objects are both practical and beautiful offering a unique spatial experience. Just as nature strives for structure and order, adapts to the surroundings, the designer tries to do the same. Jaanus Orgusaar transfers and abstracts nature into design and architecture.

  • Behind the brand

    Borealis Ltd started in 2010 as a family business with Jaanus Orgusaar the head designer and Margit Lillak the sales and marketing manager. Our focus has always been sustainably produced perfectioned design objects made of natural materials - birch plywood mainly. As most of the furniture objects are flatpack our aim has been exporting with small shipping footprint. Our bestseller products have been the Comb series shelves, that have been popular with the audience all over Europe. Most of our interior objects have been created out of the practical needs of the designer’s own family. All products are in daily use of the family - tried, tested and perfected over the years. Besides furniture we have a tiny architecture branch producing small self-sustainable living units for nature getaways advocating for simple clean living.

  • References

    • "Jaanus is Estonia`s very own original Alvar Aalto. In 100 years there will be more Orgusaar in Estonian homes than Aalto in Finnish homes today;)"

      Toomas Lääts - Chef from Tallinn, Estonia

    • "After years of dithering, I finally bought two Jaanus Orgusaar COMB shelves. COMB must be one of the most striking shelves I’ve ever seen. There are several sizes and colour options; mine are medium in white – the easiest shade for most interiors, probably. Although the form is pretty ambitious, the symmetry and clean lines make it a good fit for many modern rooms. You could also buy one of the big ones and style the entire space around it. COMB is surprisingly utilitarian. It comes in an incredibly compact flat pack and is therefore a doddle to transport, it’s easy to assemble and not difficult to mount on the wall. If you want a striking shelf that would pull its weight as a design element, look no further."

      Lifestyle blogger Annikky from Belgium-

    • "It was love from first sight! I stumbled upon this shelf a year ago in Tallinn on a holiday trip at Sokos Hotel Estoria and the shelf stuck in my mind for a long time. This year at the Habitare Design fair in Helsinki I just couldn`t walk by. I knew at once where we would place it in our home, I just had to have one at once. The shelf Comb that I am talking about belongs to the Estonian designer Jaanus Orgusaar."

      Satu Rauharentola - blogger from Finand

    • "Originally we were just looking for a special way to present some of the little things we have, as we wanted them to stand out, without just using a traditional shelf. Soon we found the Comb bookshelf and from the first time we saw it we absolutely loved it, and once it was placed on our wall it has exceeded all expectations, which is why we have chosen it to be our product of the month January 2016. Something we think is great about the shelf is the option to not fill all the triangles without it looking empty or only half finished, that way it never looks overloaded and every object can come into its own much more."

      CC`s Lifestyle - blogger from Switzerland

    • "I am very pleased with my purchase of Comb shelf! Jaanus Orgusaar´s design is innovative, unique and high quality!"

      Allan Tähtla - web designer from Estonia

    • We ordered the DUNE shelf, an it was perfect! The delivery was perfectly on time and that it was a pleasure to install the bookshelf!
      Thanks for the excellent service!


      Dennis Frederickx - customer from UK