Upholstery Excellence


Our two upholstery workshops in Denmark represent a combined body of upholstery knowledge unapparelled in Scandinavia, where we keep our traditions alive and apply our internal wealth of knowledge. At the same time, we draw on the insights and expertise of our staff to inspire the ongoing evolution of our designs.

The Ox Chair is a perfect example of an innovative approach to an old craft. With its voluminous upper body on a delicate steel base, it was a challenge to produce when it was first launched in the 1960s by the AP Workshop in Copenhagen. In the late 1980s, Hans J. Wegner turned to Erik Jørgensen for his upholstery expertise and the result was quite cutting edge at the time. Together they introduced modern block foam to the chair, making it extremely stable in form over time, as opposed to the traditional method used before. Nevertheless, the process of upholstering the Ox Chair remains a very handcrafted technique. The sculpted lines and organic curves require expert craftsmanship skills and a certain amount of physical strength. It actually takes an entire day to make each Ox Chair.

Pay attention to the upholstery. Only fine craftsmanship will provide you with the longevity that you wish for.

Translated from the 1924 Fredericia catalogue

Our Mogensen 22 Collection represents a parallel combination of traditional craft and modern design. Meticulous attention goes into the joinery to ensure a sturdy, stable construction. The hand-filled cushions. The leather piping detail. Two upholsterers work together to stretch the carefully-stitched leather over hardwood frames, resulting in a glove-like fit that will keep its shape for many years to come. In fact, it takes two trained professionals up to six hours to upholster one sofa.

With two comprehensive Fredericia workshops, we utilise the latest technology in tandem with traditional techniques. Still, it’s the dedication of our crafts people who make the difference. Because only a well-made design that serves you well is worth keeping for a long time.