Danish Design: Fredericia Furniture

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Fredericia, furniture, Danish design, furniture design, danish design classics, Spanish Chair, Copenhagen, blogger tour

Fredericia, furniture, Danish design, furniture design, danish design classics, Spanish Chair, Copenhagen, blogger tour Last week I talked about one of the reasons why I traveled to Copenhagen recently. Today I want to talk about the other reason: I went to Copenhagen to discover more Danish design. This time it was all about Fredericia Furniture. Let me take you on a little virtual tour as we visit the showroom of Fredericia.

Fredericia, furniture, Danish design, furniture design, danish design classics, Spanish Chair, Copenhagen, blogger tour

Fredericia, furniture, Danish design, furniture design, danish design classics, Spanish Chair, Copenhagen, blogger tour

Fredericia, furniture, Danish design, furniture design, danish design classics, Spanish Chair, Copenhagen, blogger tour

Fredericia, furniture, Danish design, furniture design, danish design classics, Spanish Chair, Copenhagen, blogger tour

Fredericia is a family-run business and has been around since 1911. Yet I discovered the brand only recently, like a few months ago during a press event in Munich. But quickly I realized that I’ve known Fredericia for quite a while – without being aware of it! How come you might wonder. Well, Fredericia is the producer of some timeless Danish design pieces like the Spanish Chair or the J39 Chair by Borge Mogensen. But Fredericia is more than the edition of Danish design classics. Fredericia also collaborates with renown designers for special furniture collections. Jasper Morrison, Space Copenhagen, Gamfratesi, or Thomas Pedersen are among those working with Fredericia Furniture.

Fredericia, furniture, Danish design, furniture design, danish design classics, Spanish Chair, Copenhagen, blogger tour

Fredericia, furniture, Danish design, furniture design, danish design classics, Spanish Chair, Copenhagen, blogger tour

Fredericia, furniture, Danish design, furniture design, danish design classics, Spanish Chair, Copenhagen, blogger tour

Our first stop in Copenhagen was the fantastic showroom of Fredericia Furniture. Located in an ancient post office building in Copenhagen’s city center, it breathes with history and charm. Where previously armadas of people were connecting phone calls, today a new design armada fills the space. Carefully selected design classic originals stand next to new and colourful collections. But one thing unites them all: Their commitment to the Danish design heritage and the emphasis of craftsmanship.

Fredericia, furniture, Danish design, furniture design, danish design classics, Spanish Chair, Copenhagen, blogger tour

Fredericia, furniture, Danish design, furniture design, danish design classics, Spanish Chair, Copenhagen, blogger tour

Fredericia, furniture, Danish design, furniture design, danish design classics, Spanish Chair, Copenhagen, blogger tour

Fredericia, furniture, Danish design, furniture design, danish design classics, Spanish Chair, Copenhagen, blogger tour

Fredericia, furniture, Danish design, furniture design, danish design classics, Spanish Chair, Copenhagen, blogger tour

The guided tour by the owner Thomas Graversen and his son was very insightful as we learned about the company’s history and new and upcoming design projects. Furthermore we had the opportunity to experience the craftsmanship put into the making of a Spanish Chair. A leather expert from Sweden showed us how the leather is processed and cut for the Spanish Chair. Afterwards we got the chance to make our own key ring leather strap – what a nice little souvenir to bring home! To get a full understanding of the design process we continued to the office of Space Copenhagen, a design studio that collaborates successfully with Fredericia. We got first-hand insights into the design process from an idea to a finish product. Quite a journey, I tell you!

Fredericia, furniture, Danish design, furniture design, danish design classics, Spanish Chair, Copenhagen, blogger tour

Fredericia, furniture, Danish design, furniture design, danish design classics, Spanish Chair, Copenhagen, blogger tour

Fredericia, furniture, Danish design, furniture design, danish design classics, Spanish Chair, Copenhagen, blogger tour

The day was crowned by a fantastic dinner in Fredericia’s top floor. Magnificent views over Copenhagen’s rooftops were only challenged by the beautiful Fredericia furniture, the dramatic tablesetting featuring flatware and silver candleholders by Georg Jensen, as well as a delicious five-course dinner. Add good friends to the table, yummy cocktails after dinner, and you know how magical a night in Copenhagen can be! Hope to see you soon again, you beautiful city!

This blog post has been brought to you in collaboration with Fredericia Furniture. As always all opinions and photos are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands who support this blog!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Lisa Wilson September 6, 2017 at 15:28

    Wow! The collection here in is simply amazing. This Danish design heritage has taken my heart away; I am seriously falling in love with it. Superb craftsmanship and an incredible outlook. It’s difficult to take my eyes off from such a ravishing furniture. Surely gonna add those chairs to my abode, they are just perfect for a modern space like mine.

  • Reply Dudi T - dwellideas September 6, 2017 at 19:27

    Simple, unique and nice furniture

  • Reply Anna Inglis September 14, 2017 at 11:10

    I love how simple and homely these pieces are, but with just enough edge and colour to make them interesting, a great collection for any home!

  • Reply Daniela - Sukhi October 8, 2017 at 11:08

    I totally agree with Anna! Sometimes playing with colors is more than what you need for having the best decor!

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