Møller Model 77 Side Chair
In 1944, Niels Otto Møller founded J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik in Denmark, a company that has received many awards, including the Danish Furniture Prize in 1974 and 1981.
"My father never compromised on anything," says Jørgen Henrik Møller. "When he designed a chair, he would find the materials and then design the furniture. Each design took him five years to complete."
Even today the company continues to use old craft traditions like handwoven seats, which, on the Model 77 Side Chair (1959), are made from one continuous 425-foot-long piece of cord.
To make their furniture frames, Møller hand-selects raw wood from environmentally friendly sources and never uses machines for the final polish, as these devices treat all wood the same and can't replicate the finish that comes from polishing by hand.
In 1974, Niels Otto Møller began exporting to Japan, which remains one of the biggest markets for his chairs due to their simplicity and craftsmanship.
Møllers is still a small family-owned business and is now managed by Jørgen Henrik Møller. These chairs are authentic, fully licensed products of J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik.
Made in Denmark.
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