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Nørgaard Armchair

Design by
Friis & Moltke

Launched in 1976, relaunched in 2024

The Nørgaard Chair, is designed to fit into the honest and uncompromising architecture that became FRIIS & MOLTKE’s hallmark. The chair is produced at our own workshop in the city of Vejen, Denmark, and is available with or without armrests. The chair is made of stained and painted FSC-certified beech from Northern Europe with a seat woven in black or natural-coloured cord made from 90% recycled cotton.

Technical information

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

Dimensions: H: 77 cm x W 54 cm x 51 cm x SH 45 cm


Materials: Stained and painted beech wood, seat woven in black or natural-coloured cord

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 raw architecture that they became known for.

The Nørgaard Chair evokes thoughts of the new social communities and sense of freedom of the 70s and is characterized by its simplicity, which demands high standards of materials and craftsmanship. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, it demands the finest materials and the most skilled craftsmanship, echoing the commitment to quality that defined that transformative period. Each curve and line speaks to a design philosophy rooted in both function and aesthetics, inviting contemplation of the intersection between form and meaning.

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 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.