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Ejvind A. Johansson

The architect Ejvind A. Johansson (1923-2002) headed the FDB design studio for three years from 1956 to 1958 after Børge Mogensen and Poul M. Volther.

He trained as a cabinetmaker, and completed his studies at the School of Arts and Crafts in 1949. At the age of 33, he was appointed head of design at FDB Møbler, where he kept the flag flying for three years.

During this period, he managed to design a range of furniture with broad appeal, and which embraced the future to a slightly greater extent than the designs of his two predecessors. This is perhaps reflected in the prices which Ejvind A. Johansson’s furniture often fetches at auction houses today.

As a cabinetmaker, he favoured – like Mogensen and Volther – solid craftsmanship combined with aesthetic design which was built for daily use.

It is therefore with great pleasure that Coop has relaunched the chair J67, designed by Ejvind A. Johansson in 1957.