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Nordsø Bench

Design by
Friis & Moltke

Launched in 1976, relaunched in 2024

The Nordsø Series was originally designed in 1976 and consists of benches, both with and without backrests, and long tables crafted from solid Nordic pine. Only FSC- and PEFC-certified wood is used for the furniture which is made in Denmark at OC’s own workshops in the cities of Vejen and Ringkøbing.

Technical information

General info
Design by: Friis & Moltke
Year:​ Launched in 1976, relaunched in 2024

Dimensions: L 200 cm or 250 cm x W 97.5 x H 72 cm

Materials: FSC- or PEFC-certified pine
2D drawing

The Unpretentious Showstopper

FRIIS & MOLTKE was founded in 1954 by Knud Friis & Elmar Moltke Nielsen. The two architects became known for their designs of private homes and large-scale buildings, such as hotels, schools and cultural institutions. In the 60s, they introduced a Danish interpretation of brutalism, characterized by grand buildings in raw concrete that embed themselves into the surrounding landscape. FRIIS & MOLTKE’s furniture, the Nordsø Series is designed to fit into the honest and uncompromising architecture that became their hallmark.

The Nordsø Series evokes thoughts of the new social communities and sense of freedom of the 70s. Both designs are characterized by their simplicity, which demands high standards of the materials and craftsmanship.

The series features distinctive, sturdy pillar legs measuring 8 cm in diameter, and tabletops and seats with a thickness of 6 cm. Despite the massive design language, the expression is softened by the rounded edges. As a result of the delicately shaped details, the series is warm and elegantly refined, yet never pretentious.

While the Nordsø Series immediately commands attention with its impressive size, its true strength lies in its ability to create a welcoming space that encourage presence and conversation – whether in private homes, workplace settings, educational institutions, or restaurants.

Nordsø is produced in native wood species from Northern Europe, ensuring the shortest possible distance to the Danish production.

Ivan Hansen, Co-founder of OC (OneCollection), says:

“Over the years, we have collaborated with the FRIIS & MOLTKE studio on various projects. Therefore, it feels both special and right for us to relaunch these pieces from the 70s, which we believe are more relevant than ever. The design language represents a step in a new and exciting direction for us, all while being fully in line with our vision to preserve the Danish design tradition and craftsmanship heritage. This is furniture where everything is stripped down to the essentials, and that is actually one of the most challenging aspects. It requires extremely high standards, both in terms of design and production, when the construction is so open and honest.”

Friis & Moltke

The FRIIS & MOLTKE architectural practice was founded in 1954. From the very start the mission has been to create value for society through development, dialogue, and innovation. Based on extensive knowledge and experience, FRIIS & MOLTKE creates beautiful, useful designs for everyone. The aim is to develop and translate ideas to benefit the future.