Once upon a LIFETIME
LIFETIME is a brand of a family-owned company M. Schack Engel A/S and was created since 1972.
The company M. Schack Engel A/S can look back on decades of experience in the furniture business. The history of furniture manufacturing in Denmark, Højer goes back to 1924, when Lars Hans Engel, the grandfather of the current company owner, opened a timber repair workshop. His son, Martin Schack Engel took over the company in 1958 and expanded the portfolio where he established the workshop in the following years to a small furniture manufacturing.
All furnitures are made of pine wood and kept the items with wooden wedges together.
Due to strong demand, the company focused on children and youth furniture and invested in employees and equipment for a furniture production. This was the same time as the starting point of a successful bed system, which in 1974 started as 'Classic System' - the direct predecessor of today's 'LIFETIME Kidsrooms Original'. A development that has been driven by the third generation of the Engel family. Lars and John Engel rose in 1982 in the company, and eight years later a sales company in the M. Schack Engel A/S.
Finally they took over both companies in 1992 and merged them in 2008 to M. Schack Engel A/S. The two brothers are supported on the board today by co-owner Keld Nielsen. To date, all LIFETIME Kidsrooms Original furniture is manufactured in our own family - using expert cabinet makers, wood workers and an ultra-modern machine park. The accessories and textiles are created in collaboration with numerous of great designers, whom implement with newest trends to our products.