The name SVALT is derived from the French word “svelte,” meaning graceful & elegant, and the Swedish word “sval,” meaning elegant & cool.Purpose
SVALT was founded in 2011 as a design studio by Chad Kirkpatrick: “My goal is to make the best products that I can; products that are as much art as tech, and as much about about being objects of substance as being machines engineered for performance. This focus allows me to drill down into the hyper-niche where I can pursue the most extreme designs and obsessive over the smallest details to create high-end products for professionals and others that demand the most from themselves and their equipment.”Care
SVALT designs and manufactures locally with care in Portland, Oregon. Making products like the Cooling Stand and Cooling Dock requires contributions from numerous manufacturers and suppliers with a diverse capabilities. Working locally allows Chad to connect directly with nearly the entire team in a single morning. This direct connection also extends to customer service, as Chad personally attends to customer communications and orders. This personal care and attention to detail results in a better product and a better customer experience.