The name SVALT is derived from the French word “svelte,” meaning graceful & elegant, and the Swedish word “sval,” meaning elegant & cool.Mission
SVALT was founded as a design studio in 2011 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 first-of-kind products 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.Purpose
SVALT exists to not only make unique products that serve professionals, but to create opportunities for its founder and for those who also value design as a vehicle for improving the health of our communities and our planet.