The co-operation between the designers and Fredericia Furniture is based on a common passion for furniture design and respect for quality. These are values that we also share with the people who surround themselves with our furniture. Our ambition is to create furniture that combines the functional with the aesthetic. Furniture that is needed and made to be used. Furniture that is a delight to the eye every day – also when taken over by the next generation.
Thomas Graversen History
Fredericia Furniture is a family-owned business, which has contributed to creating international respect for Danish design for generations. The business is closely connected to the name of Børge Mogensen and it produces the majority of the famous furniture architect’s classics. Since the beginning of the 1990s, co-operation with some of today’s best Danish designers has drawn renewed attention to Fredericia Furniture, the collection of which comprises some of the most talked about and prized furniture in recent years.
Fredericia Furniture’s history dates back to 1911 when the limited liability company Fredericia Stolefabrik was founded. In 1955, 30-year-old Andreas Graversen took over the share capital and set a new and ambitious course for the company. Andreas Graversen was a former business manager with the Danish cooperative FDB where he met the furniture architect Børge Mogensen. Together they initiated a targeted effort to renew the factory’s collection with high-quality furniture. This heralded the beginning of a close co-operation and friendship, which bore fruit in the form of some of the greatest post-war classics and which continued until Børge Mogensen’s premature death in 1972.
In 1995, the company was taken over by Andreas Graversen’s son, Thomas Graversen. Through his choice of designers he has influenced Fredericia Furniture in a more progressive direction and secured a place for the company at the forefront of design furniture ..