Danish design giant Poul M. Volther created the smart, straightforward J173 school/desk/classroom chair back in 1960. Now, six decades later, FDB Møbler is proud to begin production of this attractive period chair, available in natural oak veneer, black-lacquered oak veneer and natural walnut, all FSC-certified, with a steel frame lacquered in black or gray.
Poul M. Volther began his career as an FDB Møbler cabinetmaker in 1950, taking over the role of design studio manager from popular furniture architect Børge Mogensen in that same year. He was expected to carry on Mogensen's recognized, distinctive work, and expectations were high. But it wasn’t long before he proved he was up to the task, developing high-quality furniture that followed a simple, functionalist design aesthetic—furniture that would rapidly make its way into many Danish homes. Volther’s J173 school chair didn’t find its way into production in 1960, but its years in the archives are now over, as FDB Møbler begins production of this timeless design in September.