Furniture architect Jørgen Bækmark has just turned 90 – and is still active with new chairs on the drawing board.
Jørgen Bækmark was trained as a furniture carpenter before continuing his education at the School of Arts and Crafts and the Academy of Fine Arts.
From 1958 until 1967, Jørgen Bækmark was the design supervisor for FDB Furniture after Børge Mogensen, Poul M. Volther and Ejvind A. Johansson.
Here he was known for his philosophy that furniture should fit people and not vice versa.
Since then, Jørgen Bækmark has been to Java, Burma and Papua New Guinea for the World Bank to help build a teaching compendium for furniture production.
When I designed the furniture 50 years ago, I had never dreamed that they would become so popular and put into production again. I am very grateful for that recognition.
Congratulations on the day and thank you for an inspiring effort that makes it clear that good design benefits most.
Photos from the website of FDB Furniture.