Great Dane continually travels to the Møller factory to meet with the craftsmen who have dedicated their lives to quality, we love sharing the story behind the Møller craftsmen and workshop as it is a place we feel at home in.
In 1944, Niels Otto Moller began his cabinetry company, where old craft traditions are still used today. Danish cord seats are known for their durability – easily withstanding decades of frequent use – and the strength of this material made it a smart substitute for tires when rubber was in short supply during WWII.
What’s amazing about that history is that Danish cord is made of tightly twisted paper. Being a natural material, Danish cord is very pleasant to sit on and the way that it’s woven provides lasting comfort. Møllers is still a small family-owned business and is now managaged by Niels’ son, Jørgen Henrik Møller. These chairs are authentic, fully licensed products of J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik. Made in Denmark.
- The seat is woven by hand from one continuous 425-foot-long piece of cord.
- To make the frames, the company selects the raw wood themselves from environmentally friendly areas.
- Machines are never used for the final polish, as these devices treat all wood the same and can’t replicate the finish that comes from polishing by hand.
The bench is perfect for the end of the bed, in the hallway or as acentre piece for the lounge room. The bench is finished off with a traditional Danish paper cord seat, and stands elegantly on finely crafted legs. It is perfect for sitting, books, clothes and other objects.
Price refers to oak & papercord as pictured. Available in black or natural papercord.
Types of wood: oak, walnut and teak.
Bench in Oak and Teak are priced at $1295.
The bench in Walnut is priced at $1395.
Footstools also available at $550, in all timber combinations.