Henrik Vibskov meets Fredericia

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The Fringy Edition

28. May 2015 - press release

Fredericia continues to celebrate the renewal of its 103-year-old brand this spring, in which they are embracing colours, new collections and new partners. This May, Fredericia welcomes Henrik Vibskov and his artistic interpretation of Børge Mogensen's sofa No. 1.


'The Fringy Edition'
Fredericia is one of Denmark's oldest design companies with a time-honoured history of furniture design, featuring designs by Børge Mogensen, GamFratesi, Space Copenhagen and Cecilie Manz, among others. Børge Mogensen (1914-1972) has particularly left his mark on the style which characterises Fredericia's furniture today, with his modest approach to design embodying basic functionalism and clean lines.

Designer Henrik Vibskov is among the elite of the Scandinavian fashion industry, and the only Scandinavian to feature this year on the official programme of Paris fashion week. However, Vibskov's style is not Scandinavian in the traditional sense. His clothing collections are renowned for being an eclectic mix of patterns, colours, textures and volumes.

One might be tempted to think that Mogensen and Vibskov's design philosophies share no parallels, but Vibskov has managed to find common ground with 'The Fringy Edition’, the name given to Vibskov's interpretation of No. 1.

With just a few touches, Vibskov has reworked the upholstery and formality in No. 1's stringent design, so that it simultaneously has links to Vibskov's own design world and the classic style synonymous with Børge Mogensen. A new interpretation which crosses the boundary between time and tradition.

Vibskov and Fredericia commissioned Gabriel to weave a special fabric for 'The Fringy Edition' with a simple check pattern, while Kvadrat has supplied the other fabrics from the Divina Melange series. The one-off version of the 'Fringy Edition' was hand sewn by Vibskov and team at his Copenhagen workshop.

Vibskov has also designed a number of commercial variations of 'The Fringy Edition', which Fredericia shall put into production as a limited edition in 2015. The entire No. 1 collection, comprising a two and three-seater sofa and an armchair, will be available in a Henrik Vibskov special edition collection.

Fredericia is launching 'The Fringy Edition' on 28 May in Fredericia’s Store & Showroom at Israels Plads in Copenhagen, and thereafter in carefully selected design stores in Scandinavia and Europe.

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Info:
No. 1 armchair:
Upholstery: Divina Melange, Kvadrat, Hestedækken, Gabriel / smoked oak legs
Dimensions: L: 78.5 cm / D: 86 cm / H: 83 cm / SH: 42 cm
Recommended retail prices including VAT: EUR 3.895,-

No. 1 two-seater sofa:
Upholstery: Divina Melange, Kvadrat, Hestedækken, Gabriel / smoked oak legs
Dimensions: L: 143 cm / H: 83 cm / D: 86 cm / SH: 42 cm
Recommended retail prices including VAT: EUR 4.995,-

No. 1 three-seater sofa:
Upholstery: Divina Melange, Kvadrat, Hestedækken, Gabriel / smoked oak legs
Dimensions: L: 206 cm / H: 83 cm / D: 86 cm / SH: 42 cm
Recommended retail prices including VAT: EUR 6.495,-

For further details, see fredericia.com, facebook.com/fredericiafurniture, instagram.com/fredericiafurniture, dk.pinterest.com/fredericia/

For additional information, furniture loans and pictures for editorial use, contact: Jakob Hundborg, Réplique, +45 4054 5496, jh@replique.dk