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1952: THE SØBORG AND STRIB
COLLECTION

The first direct collaboration between future Fredericia CEO Andreas Graversen and Børge Mogensen was a range of steel-framed lounge furniture, designed simultaneously with a house collection for Søborg Møbelfabrik.

1955: A NEW FREDERICIA

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IN 1955 BØRGE MOGENSEN
BECOMES HOUSE DESIGNER AT
FREDERICIA

In 1955, Andreas Graversen acquired Fredericia Stolefabrik. He was encouraged to do so by the town bank, as the factory was on the verge of bankruptcy. The only condition Graversen insisted upon was that production of furniture would be restructured in collaboration with Børge Mogensen. Graversen loved Mogensen’s furniture, which he often described as "unpretentious, pure and honest."

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1955: THE NO. 1 SOFA

Børge Mogensen designs Model 201 as the first sofa and subsequent series for the newly revitalised Fredericia brand. The modernised upholstery style featured such as removable cushions and groundbreaking modernist style. In 2014, for Mogensen’s centenary year, Fredericia re-launched Model 201 as the No. 1 sofa, which becomes the brand’s most successful sofa launch to date.

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1956: DINING
SERIES

The chair 3236 and bench 3171 are designed as companion to Mogensen’s Shaker inspired tables, perfectly in line with Graversen and Mogensen’s joint ambition to create durable lifestyle furniture. In addition, Mogensen re-visualised a number of his earlier designs from his social furniture programme at FDB for production at the Fredericia factory.

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1958: THE
SPANISH CHAIR

At the Copenhagen Cabinet-maker’s Guild in 1958, Mogensen presents an innovative living space exhibition, in which all tables are removed from the floor to create an open living space. At the same time Mogensen specifies an updating of industrial production at Fredericia. In 1986, technological development allows Fredericia to reintroduce the original one-bar design for the back of the Spanish chair.

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1962: SOFA 2213

As with many of his designs, Mogensen designed the sofa 2213 for his own home, demanding uncompromising quality in every detail. The rich leather sofa marks the start of the Select Collection, which later becomes a must-have statement piece for executive offices as well as private homes.

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1968: ANDREAS GRAVERSEN’S HOUSE

Børge Mogensen designs Andreas Graversen’s home, including furniture, which became a living showroom for Fredericia. At the same time Mogensen began construction of his own summer residence. Mogensen used the houses as style labs in which he could develop a new range of furniture to fit various environments.