Through hard work and dedication, what started off as a weekend woodworking project in a tiny garage has evolved to become an internationally acknowledged brand that strives to make high end furniture in a full fledged woodshop. 

We aim to make centerpieces. Designed to stand out, and built to last. Every little piece and part of the furniture we make, is carefully made by hand in our small shop in Kristiansand.

HRDL is a Norwegian furniture designer/maker located in the small coastal town of Kristiansand, Norway. Since the we started up in 2015, we have grown into a brand recognized for our unique and functional design, by media outlets, blogs and magazines, and also by customers and clients all around the world.




My name is Stian, and I am wearing a lot of different shoes in this small business. I was a commercial photographer for 15 years working with a broad range of clients from Ikea, Skoda, Red Cross to more national and regional brands. 

I spent much of my childhood in a woodshop, soaking up the smell of shavings from fir trees and danish oil. My initial plan was to build a shop when I went into retirement, but when we bought our first home, the itch to make my own furniture got the best of me. The rest is sort of history.

HRDL - the name itself just a consonant abbreviation of my last name Herdal - has been an amazing journey so far, and I am very excited for the future and the plans and opportunities it holds. I am so thankful to have my work in homes all over the world.

Thank you for being here (and still reading)! If you have any questions or just want to talk shop, please don`t hesitate to DM or email me!