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Baekmark Joergen

The architect J酶rgen B忙kmark (1929) was head of the FDB studio from 1958-1967, after B酶rge Mogensen, Poul M. Volther and Ejvind A. Johansson. J酶rgen B忙kmark trained as a cabinetmaker in 1950 and subsequently took a degree at the Design School. He is the only living designer from FDB.

B忙kmark managed the FDB studio in a time when the demands for furniture were in decline. Nonetheless, he is behind several furniture classics such as J80 and J81 which were developed on the basis of one of the core skills of FDB鈥檚 factory 鈥 namely the braiding, turning and steam bending of wood. 鈥淲hen making furniture, you should really take into account production opportunities, demand and price. But sometimes, I disregarded with the economy. So I drew something I liked to look at and sit in.鈥

J酶rgen B忙kmark鈥檚 philosophy is that furniture should fit the people and not vice versa. Comfort is paramount, but the design is also a corner element. The combination has been found to work for many of B忙kmark鈥檚 designs, which are still popular today.

鈥淲hen I drew the furniture 50 years ago, I had never dreamed that they would be so popular and even be put into production again. I am very grateful for the recognition鈥.

Designers works

J104 Chair (black)
J104 Chair (black)
3 360 谐褉薪.