The Timelessness of a Møller
August 12th, 2012
Since setting my eyes on the Møller No. 75, I have been convinced it is the most attractive mid-century modern chair. Niels O. Møller designed the chair in 1954 for J.L. Møller Møbelfabrik, the company he founded in Århus, Denmark in 1944, which is still in operation today. Møller designed tables, cabinets, sideboards, serving carts, and other dining chairs of different yet similar variations, but the No. 71 was one of his most famous and loved designs. Originally produced in teak wood, the back has a natural organic curve that comfortably fits people of all heights. The joinery is perfect, smoothly transitioning from one piece to another. The No. 75 is fitted with the flexible, yet incredibly durable paper cord seats, however other versions are fitted with butter-soft leather or a variety of modern fabrics.
The Møller No. 78/62, designed in 1962, is an equally popular design. This chair was originally produced in teak, although today it is often produced in walnut or other woods — due to the shortage of teak and the difference of new growth teak wood today.
We have a number of vintage Møller dining chairs here at Danish Teak Classics, which we ship directly from our partner in Denmark multiple times each year. If you do not see what you are looking for on our website, please enquire as only a small selection of our inventory makes it to the website before it is sold.
Caroline Engel for Danish Teak Classics