J48: Function, comfort and simplicity

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In 1950, the 27-year-old architect Poul M. Volther took over the management of the furniture design studio at the Danish cooperative consumer association movement, FDB. The young architect bubbled with ideas for new collections of simple, beautiful and practical residential furniture, which the general public could acquire at reasonable prices.

One of Poul M. Volther’s first results was the dining chair J48, which is constructed from a functional principle, where each line is important for the chair’s comfort and aesthetics. J48 has a very graphic appearance with its steam bent backrest, which consists of three horizontal slats, and with the slim seat, but it is also comfortable to sit on.

Since 2013, the FDB – now known as COOP – has relaunched many of its classic furniture models, which again have become great successes. Now is the turn of J48, which in the relaunched version is made of FSC certified oak. J48 is available with a veneer seat, with seat upholstery in three different eco-labeled fabrics from Danish textile manufacturer Gabriel, or with black leather upholstery.

The Danish furniture subcontractor Kvist Industries owns the rights to the complete classic FDB furniture program, and produces the relaunched furniture at its plants in Latvia and Slovakia.

The J48 chair can per mid-October be purchased in SuperBrugsen stores in Denmark and on the web shop coop.dk.

Read more at www.coop.dk.