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. Each chair took Niels Otto Møller five years to complete. This work ethic is why the Møller collection is relatively small for a company that’s been around for more than 60 years, and which also what makes Møller so special.
In the 1960s, Niels’ sons Jens Ole Møller and Jørgen Henrik Møller completed their cabinetmaking training and joined the company. Ten years later, they began exploring to Japan, which remains one of the company’s biggest markets due to the simplicity and quality of the design and craftsmanship. When J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik received the Dansk MøbelIndustri’s Furniture Prize in 1981, the judging jury explained that it was for the company’s ability to “combine the best craft traditions with modern furniture manufacture. The company has always obstinately held firm to its high quality level.” Today, J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik continues to be a family-run company, with Jørgen Henrik Møller at the helm.
The underlying foundation of J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik is its proud tradition of classic craftsmanship. Only the best quality is good enough. This principle applies from the selection of the raw wood to the finished item of furniture. Furniture is assembled by the company’s own trained cabinetmakers. This ensures the continuity of the high quality which is at all times our ultimate goal.
Møller chairs are sold over the whole world and they have become the epitome of Danish Design. The company does not build furniture on an assembly line. Chairs from J.L. Møller are assembled using old craft traditions. As far as possible no modern technology is used. Each employee is a specialist in a specific process for creating each chair, giving it a unique quality and elegance. All tenons, mortices and dowels are all glued by hand. Each chair is also polished by hand to give a better result than using a polishing machine. Chairs are despatched fully assembled and receive a final inspection before being sent.