Fredericia Furniture

Fredericia Furniture is a family-owned business which has contributed to the long-standing international respect accorded to Danish design. The business is closely connected to the name of Børge Mogensen and it produces the majority of the famous furniture architect's classics. Since the beginning of the 1990s, co-operation with some of today's best Danish designers has drawn renewed attention to Fredericia Furniture, the collection of which comprises some of the most talked about and prized furniture in recent years. Fredericia Furniture's history dates back to 1911 when the limited liability company Fredericia Stolefabrik was founded. In 1955, 30-year-old Andreas Graversen took over the share capital and set a new and ambitious course for the company. Andreas Graversen was a former business manager with the Danish cooperative FDB where he met the furniture architect Børge Mogensen. Together they initiated a targeted effort to renew the factory's collection with high-quality furniture. This heralded the beginning of a close co-operation and friendship, which bore fruit in the form of some of the greatest post-war classics and which continued until Børge Mogensen's premature death in 1972. In 1995, the company was taken over by Andreas Graversen's son, Thomas Graversen. Through his choice of designers he has steered Fredericia Furniture in a more progressive direction and secured a place for the company at the forefront of designer furniture manufacturing, while at the same time protecting Fredericia Furniture's heritage. His purchasing policy has brought the most important Børge Mogensen furniture together under one roof, including classics such as the slat sofa and the braided chair J39 (1944). And, of equal importance, he has continued the tradition of uncompromisingly insisting on the best quality in design, choice of materials and production.

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