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Fall in love with Fredericia
Fredericia are not afraid of breaking the rules. With a company motto of 'we trust our guts', this small Danish firm are at the top of their game producing innovative furniture with a strong sense of personality.
The company has been making beautifully crafted Scandinavian design since 1911, and every piece that leaves the small factory in Fredericia, Denmark is considered, intriguing, and built to last.
Fredericia was first established in 1911 as Fredericia Stolefabrik (Fredericia Chair Factory) and specialised in antique-style furniture. Unfortunately the company suffered a few production set-backs during WW2, but were bought out by Andreas Graversen in 1955 and slowing began to develop into what they are today. When purchasing the faltering company in 1955, Andreas’ only condition was that he insisted on collaborating with the talented young architect, Børge Mogensen. Together they two created a range of furniture that was the very essence of what Fredericia is today.
Andreas’ honesty and dedication to the brand was evident from the beginning and he was famously quoted as saying ‘If it was only about making money, I could just as well manufacture sausages’ – a statement that succinctly describes his true dedication to his work.
Today, Andreas Graversen's son, Thomas Graversen, has since gathered all of Børge Mogensen's best designs (including the 1789 Two Seater Sofa) and placed them under one roof at Fredericia – thus enabling both the spirit and furniture made by Graversen and Mogensen to live to this day. The company has also been collaborating with a fresh set of designers in recent years – an enviable list that includes the likes of GamFratesi, Thomas Pedersen, Shin Azumi and SPACE Copenhagen – a move that has allowed their product range to both develop and diversify.
The images in this post are taken from Fredericia’s latest look-book – a piece that is heavily inspired by the company’s past, with antique furnishings dotted in amongst the newer designs – we hope you like the latest products and images. To find out more about Fredericia and its products, just head over to our Fredericia page.