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J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik's Danish Cord Chairs

Updated: Feb 14




History of J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik's and Their Danish Cord Chairs


J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik, founded by Niels Otto Møller in the 1940s, is a renowned Danish furniture manufacturer known for its exceptional craftsmanship and timeless designs. The company has a rich history spanning several decades, during which it has produced iconic chairs that have become synonymous with Danish design.


In the 1950s, J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik began to gain international recognition. Chair models 71 and 55, designed in 1951, were selected for the prestigious Frank Lloyd Wright 'Hanna House' project in San Francisco. They were beginning the company's exports to Germany and the United States. As demand increased, the factory moved to a more extensive workshop in Aarhus, Denmark.



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Model 71 - Designed by Niels Otto Møller in 1951


Specifications:


Width: 49 cm / 19.3 in

Depth: 51 cm / 20.1 in

Seat height: 44 cm / 17.3 in

Total height: 79 cm / 31.1 in

Model 55 - Designed by Niels Otto Møller in 1951


Specifications:


Width: 60 cm / 23.6 in

Depth: 46 cm /18.1 in

Seat height: 44 cm / 17.3 in

Total height: 81 cm / 31.8 in


Model 55
Model 55

Niels Otto Møller continued to innovate in the 1950s, designing chair models 75 and 56 in 1956. His designs captured the essence of Danish design philosophy, combining sleek lines with functionality. Over the decade, J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik expanded its reach by participating in furniture fairs worldwide, showcasing its pieces' impeccable craftsmanship and enduring appeal.


Model 75 - Designed by Niels Otto Møller in 1954


Specifications:


Width: 50 cm / 19.7 in

Depth: 47 cm / 18.5 in

Seat height: 44 cm / 17.3 in

Total height: 75 cm / 29.5 in



Model 56 - Designed by Niels Otto Møller in 1954


 Specifications:


Width: 56 cm / 22.0 in

Depth: 52 cm / 20.5 in

Seat height: 44 cm / 17.3 in

Arm height: 68 cm / 26.8 in

Total height: 75 cm / 29.5 in



Chair models 77 and 57 were introduced in 1959, further establishing the company's reputation for elegant and quality-conscious furniture.


Model 77 - Designed by Niels Otto Møller in 1959


Specifications:


Width: 50 cm / 19.7 in

Depth: 50 cm / 19.7 in

Seat height: 44 cm / 17.3 in

Total height: 77 cm / 30.3 in



Model 57 - Designed by Niels Otto Møller in 1959


 Specifications:


Width: 55 cm / 21.7 in

Depth: 50 cm / 19.7 in

Seat height: 44 cm / 17.3 in

Arm height: 68 cm / 26.8 in

Total height: 77 cm / 30.3 in


Moller 57
Model 57

The 1960s brought even greater success for J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik. With the purchase of a new plot of land, the factory expanded from 150 to 3000 square meters, reflecting the growing demand for their iconic chairs. In 1962, Møller designed chair models 78 and 62, which featured clean lines and a refined aesthetic. This design and others introduced during this decade embodied the company's commitment to combining the best of craft traditions with modern manufacturing techniques.


Model 78 - Designed by Niels Otto Møller in 1962


Specifications:


Width: 48 cm / 18.9 in

Depth: 52 cm / 20.5 in

Seat height: 44 cm / 17.3 in

Total height: 80 cm / 31.5 in



Model 62 - Designed by Niels Otto Møller in 1962 


Specifications:


Width: 56 cm / 22.0 in

Depth: 55 cm / 21.7 in

Seat height: 44 cm / 17.3 in

Arm height: 71 cm / 28.0 in

Total height: 80 cm / 31.5 in



Model 63 - 63A - 63B - Bench - Designed by Niels Otto Møller in 1963


Specifications:


Model 63 - Bench


Total length: 150 cm / 59.1 in

Total depth: 40 cm / 15.7 in

Total height: 46 cm / 18.1 in


Model 63A - Bench


Total length: 120 cm / 47.2 in

Total depth: 40 cm / 15.7 in

Total height: 46 cm / 18.1 in


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Model 63B - Bench


Total length: 90 cm / 35.4 in

Total depth: 40 cm / 15.7 in

Total height: 46 cm / 18.1 in


Model 80A - Stool - Designed by Niels Otto Møller in 1963


Specifications:


Width: 50 cm / 19.7 in

Depth: 36 cm / 14.2 in

Seat height: 44 cm / 17.3 in

Total height: 44 cm / 17.3 in



Model 79 - Designed by Niels Otto Møller in 1966


Specifications:


Width: 50 cm / 19.7 in

Depth: 50 cm / 19.7 in

Seat height: 44 cm / 17.3 in

Total height: 78 cm / 30.7 in



Model 64 - Designed by Niels Otto Møller in 1966 


Specifications:


Width: 56 cm / 22.0 in

Depth: 54 cm / 21.3 in

Seat height: 44 cm / 17.3 in

Arm height: 71 cm / 28.0 in

Total height: 78 cm / 30.7 in


In the 1970s, J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik continued to thrive, expanding its factory to 7000 square meters. Chair model 82, nicknamed the "Embassy Chair," gained popularity for its sophisticated design and became widely used in embassies worldwide. The complex chair model 83, introduced in 1974, showcased the company's advancements in craftsmanship and production. During this decade, the company began exporting to Japan, further solidifying its global presence.


Model 82 - Designed by Niels Otto Møller in 1974


Specifications:


Width: 50 cm / 19.7 in

Depth: 51 cm / 20.1 in

Seat height: 44 cm / 17.3 in

Total height: 94 cm / 37 in





Model 83 - Designed by Niels Otto Møller in 1974


Specifications:


Width: 50 cm / 19.7 in

Depth: 51 cm / 20.1 in

Seat height: 44 cm / 17.3 in

Total height: 80 cm / 31.5 in



Moller 83
Model 83

Model 66 - Designed by Niels Otto Møller in 1974


Specifications:


Width: 56 cm / 22.0 in

Depth: 53 cm / 20.9 in

Seat height: 44 cm / 17.3 in

Arm height: 71 cm / 28.0 in

Total height: 80 cm / 31.5 in


Moller 66
Model 66

J.L. Møller Møbelfabrik – No 401 - Design: Jørgen Henrik Møller in 1974


Specifications:


Width: 50 cm / 19.7 in

Depth: 52 cm / 20.5 in

Seat height: 44 cm / 17.3 in

Total height: 77 cm / 30.3 in



Model 404 - Designed by Jørgen Henrik Møller in 1974


Specially designed stacking chair


Specifications:


Width: 57 cm / 22.4 in

Depth: 52 cm / 20.4 in

Seat height: 44 cm / 17.3 in

Total height: 77 cm / 30.3 in


Moller 404
Model 404

Model 67 - Designed by Niels Otto Møller in 1976


Specifications:


Width: 56 cm / 22.0 in

Depth: 53 cm / 20.9 in

Seat height: 44 cm / 17.3 in

Arm height: 68 cm / 26.8 in

Total height: 78 cm / 30.7 in



Model 84 - Designed by Niels Otto Møller in 1976


Specifications:


Width: 50 cm / 19.7 in

Depth: 50 cm / 19.7 in

Seat height: 44 cm / 17.3 in

Total height: 78 cm / 30.7 in


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Upholstered to Danish Cord
Upholstered to Danish Cord

In the 1980s, J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik received accolades for seamlessly blending traditional craftsmanship with modern manufacturing techniques. Chair models 85 and 68, designed in 1981, exemplified the company's commitment to timeless design and functional excellence. Tragically, in 1994, Jens Ole Møller, the eldest son of Niels Otto Møller, passed away suddenly at the age of 50. His brother, Jørgen Henrik Møller, took over leadership of the factory, continuing the family legacy.


Model 85 - Designed by Niels Otto Møller in 1981


 Specifications:


Width: 50 cm / 19.7 in

Depth: 51 cm / 20.1 in

Seat height: 44 cm / 17.3 in

Total height: 85 cm / 33.5 in



Model 68 - Designed by Niels Otto Møller in 1981


 Specifications:


Width: 58 cm / 22.8 in

Depth: 54 cm / 21.3 in

Seat height: 44 cm / 17.3 in

Arm height: 68 cm / 26.8 in

Total height: 85 cm / 33.5 in



Throughout the 2000s, J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik remained at the forefront of the design world. Their chairs graced numerous esteemed establishments, including the renowned restaurant Noma in Copenhagen. In 2016, Kirsten Ann Møller, representing the third generation of the family-run factory, joined the company, bringing new perspectives and ideas, marking an exciting era of innovation and expansion with the introduction of the counterstool and barstool model 77C and 77B in the Møller production. These models were the first new designs released since 1981 and demonstrated the continued commitment to exceptional craftsmanship and Danish design principles.


J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik chairs are known for their exceptional quality and attention to detail. Each chair is meticulously handcrafted using traditional techniques, ensuring every piece is a work of art. Clean lines and minimalist charter characterize the design of the chairs.


Danish Cord Weaving Services
Danish Cord Weaving Services


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