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Friday, July 29, 2011

Productive partnership

Preben Fabricius and Jørgen Kastholm 
Preben Fabricius (1931-1984) and Jørgen Kastholm (1931-2007) were born in Denmark and met each other at the School of Interior Design, where they became fast friends. Fabricius trained with Finn Juhl and started his career as an apprentice cabinetmaker under Niels Vodder. He worked for a time for architect Ole Hagen. Kastholm worked with with Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen and Ole Hagen, but it was the partnership formed by architect/furniture designer Fabricius and furniture designer Kastholm in 1961 that brought them the most success. They specialized in the design of single family homes and elegant furniture to go in them.

Fabricius and Kastholm produced furniture that can still be seen in 120 international airports, the Louvre in Paris and the MoMA in New York. The two men believed in ergonomic design and wanted to produce furniture people would enjoy sitting in. Many of their design principles are still followed today.

The award-winning designers are best known for the Scimitar chair and the FK Bucket Seat.

From, and

Scimitar chair
FK Bucket Seat
Easy chair
FK 710 Skater chair
Grasshopper lounge chair
FK 82 X Chair
Copper light fixture
BO750 coffee table

1 comment:

  1. Aw, c'mon. Do you mean to tell me that none of you would buy one of these chairs if you saw it on Craigslist?