Erik Ole Jørgensen

This week's featured designer was a unique talent who insisted on following his work from sketch to manufacture

Erik Ole Jørgensen (b. August 27th 1925 - d. September 23rd 2002) came from an artistic craftsman's family. His father was a furniture upholsterer, and his grandfather Hans Peder Jørgensen was a wood carver who carried out many great works for the best carpenter of the times, I. P. Mørck.

After his appreticeship, Erik Ole Jørgensen studied as an upholstrer in furniture design with teachers like Børge Mogensen and Hans J. Wegner, and as a guest at the Academy of Fine Arts under Kaare Klint.

In the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, he designed a wide range of simple and functional furniture that placed him among the best furniture makers in the period. From 1947 to 1953 he participated in Snedkerlaugets Autumn Exhibition, where several of his furniture earned 1st prize.

In 1952, Erik Ole Jørgensen took over the father's furniture upholstering company, which (until the 1980s) was continued under the name Georg Jørgensen & Søn, who then produced many of the furniture Erik Ole Jørgensen drew. The theater at Trinity University, Texas was furnished in 1965 with 800 chairs.

In the 1970s, Erik Ole Jørgensen started a collaboration with two of the largest Danish furniture manufacturers, namely FDB and Erik Jørgensen Furniture Factory, where his furniture got classical status.



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