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From 1940 to 1947, Børge Mogensen worked with Hans J. Wegner under the Danish Coop­er­a­tive FDB, design­ing to renew Danish furni­ture culture and create modern, func­tional, and useful pieces that would be afford­able for all social classes.


Denmark (1911)

Danish design is largely defined as a kind of mini­mal­ism that centers mate­ri­als and simplic­ity. This char­ac­ter is largely thanks to Fred­eri­cia, which since 1911 has offered furnish­ings that are luxu­ri­ous in their utility. Begin­ning as Thonet’s first Scan­di­na­vian producer, Fred­eri­cia soon became known for their afford­able, mass-produced furni­ture that stands the test of time in both aesthet­ics and func­tion. Two iconic chairs incor­po­rated a global outlook: the Spanish Chairs wide armrests took inspi­ra­tion from Medieval Spanish construc­tion, as did the Hunting Chairs saddle leather seat and back which adjusts with brass buckles. Over the decades, Fred­eri­cia did the honor­able work of keeping alive the legacy of Børge Mogensen and Hans J. Wegner, not to mention keeping their designs in production. 

By the 1980s the company was taking chances in collab­o­ra­tions with esteemed exper­i­men­tal­ist Nanna Ditzel, known as the Queen of Danish Design”, for avant-garde ranges of silkscreened aero­plane veneer. And the 21st Century sees Fred­eri­cia expand­ing their Danish roots to incor­po­rate plastic collec­tions by Welling Ludvik; honor­ing them with Space Copenhagen’s thought­ful updates of their famed hand uphol­ster­ing; and retail­ing them at a new flag­ship in, where else, Copenhagen’s fash­ion­able Nørre­port neigh­bor­hood. Context Gallery has been a trusted partner with Fred­eri­cia for over a decade.

Designs by Fredericia (2)