The beginning of Ramsign
In 1991, Nick successfully approaches Carlsberg Brewery in Copenhagen, Denmark. Vintage-inspired porcelain enamel advertising signs are created and this marks the beginning of RAMSIGN. A shop front in Copenhagen’s Nansensgade neighborhood and press features in publications such as Politiken, a leading Danish newspaper, soon follow.
Great home sign design for everyone
In 1993, the competition heats up and Nick decides to branch out into the B2C market with the creation of porcelain enamel house signs. Nick introduces the Metropolitan collection, inspired by the traditional blue European street signs and it is now one of our biggest sellers today.
A feature in Bo Bedre magazine boosts the appeal of metal house signs
1994 sees the arrival of the RAMSIGN personalization service advertised in the Danish interior design magazine, Bo Bedre. Customers phone in with their orders and Nick produces them to their specifications ready to be shipped along with the specific mounting materials. It was a fantastic way to promote the Metropolitan collection of porcelain enamel signs and mailbox address plaques.
Say Hello to the Highlander Collection custom house number signs
This year welcomes the launch of the Highlander collection. A monochrome elegance of black details on a crisp white porcelain enamel sign, this collection takes its inspiration from the original Scandinavian signs from the 1800s. It was originally only used for text designs but thanks to its popularity it is now available for all signs.
Immortalizing a Danish hero
In 1997, RAMSIGN launches the Engelhardt collection of porcelain enamel signs. This collection honors the work of Denmark’s first industrial designer, Knud v Engelhard, most importantly his iconic fonts, while also celebrating Danish design.
The RAMSIGN house number sign family growsThe RAMSIGN house number sign family grows
1998 sees the addition of both the Lighthouse collection and the Arrowhead collection. Both inspired by the Danish great outdoors, these collections embody rugged, forever-changing Scandinavian horizons. Each collection provides customers with exciting new porcelain enamel colorways to choose from, opening up design opportunities even further.
RAMSIGN goes digital
Staring the new millennium with a brand, shiny new start, RAMSIGN goes digital with the launch of its first online store. Ramsign.dk is the first online store, dedicated to the Danish market allowing the customer more control over the design process. This successful shift is closely followed by the arrival of the English language COM site.
From Denmark to the world
RAMSIGN soon goes from being a small workshop in downtown Copenhagen to an online business with shops in the USA, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, and Japan. The craftsmanship and the design process behind the enamel signs are brought to the forefront of the customer experience, securing RAMSIGN’s success amongst its competitors.
30 Years of RAMSIGN porcelain enamel signs
Over the past 30 years, RAMSIGN has grown from its humble beginnings to become the international retailer that it is today. Homeowners around the world have supported Nick in his journey to produce good quality house signs with a Scandi feel. We invite you to discover our forever-evolving story.