Most people in Denmark of a certain age will know FDB, a furniture association that made it big from the 1940s throughout to the 70s where people sought inspiration from the International design scene instead.
We all know names like Børge Mogensen, Hans J. Wegner, Kaare Klint and Finn Juhl who both designed for FDB, actually Mogensen lead the design team up until 1950, where Poul M. Volther took over. Volther’s J46 is actually one of the most sold chairs, more than 850.000 was sold of this one before the releaunch in 2013 and is today produced in FSC-certified wood.
Mogensen’s philosophy was, right from the beginning, to make good quality and affordable furniture, which FDB is still making sure off. Unlike many other manufacturers of mid-century designs, FDB is still keeping the cost down on their furniture, which I really appreciate. Jørgen Bækmark’s J80 chair from the 50s (pictured above) is only 3.499 DKK ($525), which is a very good price for such an icon, if you ask me.
FDB is not only mid-century furniture, which indeed is another fact I really appreciate, so many designs today from mayor manufactures are only relaunches, check out Stine Weigelt’s simple and elegant Anker and I know even more is in the making.
Photos by Allan Torp
Posted in partnership with FDB Møbler. Thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting collaborations that I am excited about and that have kept Bungalow5’s doors open.