Erik Jørgensen Møbelfabrik was founded in 1954 in Svendborg on Funen, Denmark. Through two generations, the company has created furniture with a focus on craftsmanship, natural materials and simple design. Today, we still manufacture several of the design classics that have come to be the cornerstones of the company – such as Hans J. Wegner’s iconic Ox chair, Poul M. Volther’s Corona, and Erik Jørgensen’s own masterpiece, the EJ 220 sofa.Home Collection Showroom
Thanks to his aesthetic talent and education as a saddlemaker and upholsterer, Erik Jørgensen (1928–1998) was a preferred collaborator within his generation of innovative upholsterers. The company has managed to maintain that position by purifying the expertise within upholstered designer furniture.
The common denominator of our design collaborations is the ambition to create furniture that is both durable and sustainable. We are uncompromising when it comes to the quality and the details in the upholstery. The mode of expression should be timeless, and the manufacturing itself should take place with the greatest consideration for people and environment.
In 1988 Erik Jørgensen was contacted by Hans J. Wegner, who had designed the Ox chair back in 1960. The chair had proven to be particularly difficult to upholster. However, Erik was optimistic and knew that with his expertise he could perfect the job. The next year, the Ox chair was launched at the international furniture fair in Milan and instantly became a design icon.
Erik Jørgensen saw something unique in the beautiful shape and details of the Corona chair. The design is light but at the same time it possesses a sculptural depth that makes a lasting impression. Not surprisingly, the Corona chair is the item of furniture from Erik Jørgensen most often seen in movies and TV shows, including the thriller Carnal Knowledge from 1971, starring Jack Nicholson, the popular TV show, Mad Men, as well as the Danish show The Killing.
Erik Jørgensen was a talented furniture designer himself, and the EJ 220/270 bears witness to his flair for designing sofas which are both minimalistic and comfortable to sit in. With its low box, narrow armrest and relaxing appearance, the EJ 220 set a fashion within modern and minimalistic sofa design.
It all began with a drawing on a napkin in Milan, which is where Niels Jørgensen and Hannes Wettstein started work on the design of the Delphi sofa. With its minimalistic and beautiful details in the upholstery, Wettstein’s iconic design is the epitome of an Erik Jørgensen sofa.