Dive into the world of Fredericia Furniture
holm° featuring Fredericia
We are very proud to present our collaboration with Fredericia Furniture. The Danish company was founded in 1911 in Fredericia and manufactures furniture of high quality and timeless style ever since. The world-famous cooperation with Børge Mogensen, which became central to Fredericia’s identity began in the 1950s. He was not only the sole designer, but also designed the company logo.
"My goal is to create items that serve people and give them the leading role, instead of forcing them to adapt to the items."
Together with Fredericia Furniture we have the pleasure to present to you an exhibition dedicated to the Fredericia Collection curated by holm°. We dive into the history of Fredericia on a separate area of our store and get to know, not only the iconic pieces by Børge Mogensen, but also design by younger generations.
If you've got time to spare and would like more in-depth information on Scandinavian design and holm°s interpretation thereof, please continue reading.
Børge Mogensen armchairs in the making
Nordic design and Scandinavian style
The world-renowned Nordic Design is based on combining art with technology. In the beginning of the 20th century, the goal was to promote the collaboration between designers and manufacturers in order to produce larger series of both high quality and aesthetical value at a lower price and make them available to many. Still to this day, this philosophy forms and leads cooperation between technological innovation and artistic design to quickly target sustainability in society.
Scandinavian style has its roots in the expression Scandinavian Modern in the 1950s. It’s a utilitarian and essentialist style, which combines form with function and leaves out anything redundant. Organic and natural shapes and materials are inherent to the style and reflect the nordic attachment with nature. By means of using objects that last the goal is to establish harmony with one’s environment and an unencumbered lifestyle without excess consumerism. The idea of wellbeing is an integral part of the Scandinavian way of life. Viewed in this way, Scandinavian style is “sensual” as opposed to the intellectual approach of the Bauhaus movement.
Many associate Scandinavian style with:
Yet for others it’s the fun loving and free-spirited world of the Finn Eero Aarnio and the Dane Verner Panton that springs to mind. The great thing with all these styles is that they came and never left and thus laid the foundation of modern Scandinavian design on which younger generations of designers eagerly build.
In the early 1990s, when Nordic design was put on display at the Milan Furniture Fair under the names Swecode, PS and Progetto Oggetto a breath of fresh air travelled though the design scene after the opulent aesthetic of the 1980s. This movement ended up flooding the world market with “New Nordic” design in the 2010s. It’s this style that the younger generation often associates with Scandinavian design.
Today, we’re again at the point of reflection and consolidation: younger designers increasingly ask themselves how and not with what to proceed. At first, they try to find the answer to why they decide to design a certain object before they go on to assessing cutting edge production processes and materials in order to contribute to the idea of "from cradle to grave" with net zero impact on our environment. Manufacturers on their side, increasingly buy back pieces from past productions, which they renovate to put on the market again. These measures go hand in hand with the earlier discussed basic principle of Scandinavian design.
New exhibition at holm°
At holm°, we turn to above mentioned styles for inspiration in our work, which results in more pure or more eclectic interpretations, depending on the client. That is holm° - an interior design company, that doesn’t impose its “signature style” on a client but strive to define each client’s “signature style”. It’s in the mix – the mix defines a personal space in a lasting way, since you feel good in a space that represents yourself. This is the reason why we have defined our mission as such: to design timeless, personal and lasting interiors.
Right now, we have made our own interpretations of these styles, which almost always mixes older designs with future classics:
You are cordially invited to discover the world of Fredericia Furniture and the different Nordic styles at holm°.
Please book an appointment if you:
If not, you are welcome just to browse through our inspirational exhibition.