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Welcome Fredericia Furniture: A New Addition to Habitus in London, Ontario

Jun 11, 2024Habitus Shop

We are thrilled to announce the latest addition to Habitus: Fredericia Furniture. Known for its rich heritage, craftsmanship, and timeless design, Fredericia represents a perfect blend of tradition and modernity. As we expand our collection of furniture and lighting, Fredericia stands out as a beacon of quality and aesthetic appeal, offering pieces that not only serve a functional purpose but also add an element of art to any space. Lets dive into the history, philosophy, and signature pieces of Fredericia Furniture, highlighting why it is an exciting new offering in our store.

A Glimpse into Fredericia's History

Founded in 1911 by N.P. Ravnsø, Fredericia Furniture started as a small factory in the Danish town of Fredericia. The company quickly gained a reputation for producing high-quality, durable furniture. The turning point came in the 1950s when Fredericia partnered with renowned designer Børge Mogensen, whose vision for functional and beautiful furniture aligned perfectly with the company’s ethos. This collaboration catapulted Fredericia to international fame, making it a household name in the world of Scandinavian furniture design.

Fredericia Furniture History

Over the decades, Fredericia has remained committed to its core values of craftsmanship, quality, and timeless design. Each piece is a testament to the company’s dedication to creating furniture that lasts a lifetime, both in terms of durability and aesthetic appeal.

The Philosophy Behind Fredericia Furniture

At the heart of Fredericia’s philosophy is a profound respect for craftsmanship and materials. The company believes in creating furniture that is not only beautiful but also sustainable and built to last. This is evident in their meticulous attention to detail and the use of high-quality, natural materials such as wood, leather, and wool.

Fredericia’s designs are characterized by their simplicity and elegance. They embody the principles of Scandinavian design, which emphasizes clean lines, functionalism, and the beauty of natural materials. This design philosophy ensures that Fredericia’s furniture pieces are versatile and timeless, seamlessly fitting into a variety of interior styles.

Moreover, Fredericia is deeply committed to sustainability. The company sources its materials responsibly and employs environmentally friendly production processes. This commitment to sustainability is not just about being environmentally conscious; it is also about ensuring that each piece of furniture can be enjoyed for generations.

Signature Pieces and Collections

Fredericia’s portfolio boasts an impressive array of furniture, ranging from classic designs by Børge Mogensen to contemporary pieces by modern designers. Here are a few signature collections that exemplify Fredericia’s design ethos and craftsmanship:

1. The Spanish Chair by Børge Mogensen

One of Fredericia’s most iconic pieces, the Spanish Chair, was designed by Børge Mogensen in 1958. Inspired by traditional Spanish furniture, this chair combines robust leather with solid oak, resulting in a piece that is both sturdy and elegant. The broad armrests and generous proportions make it a comfortable and visually striking addition to any living space.

Borge Mogensen Spanish Chair

2. The Swoon Lounge Chair by Space Copenhagen

A more recent addition to Fredericia’s collection, the Swoon Lounge Chair, designed by Space Copenhagen, epitomizes modern luxury. Its organic shape and plush upholstery provide exceptional comfort, while its sleek design adds a touch of sophistication to any room. The Swoon series includes a lounge chair and a sofa, both available in a range of fabrics and colors.

Swoon Chair Fredericia Furniture

3. The Mogensen 2213 Sofa

Another masterpiece by Børge Mogensen, the Mogensen 2213 Sofa, is a classic example of Scandinavian design. Designed in 1962, this sofa features clean lines, deep seats, and premium leather upholstery. It is renowned for its comfort and timeless appeal, making it a favorite among design enthusiasts.

Borge Mogensen 2213 Sofa by Fredericia Furniture

4. The J39 Chair by Børge Mogensen

Known as the “People’s Chair,” the J39 Chair was designed by Børge Mogensen in 1947. Its simple, functional design and sturdy construction have made it a staple in Danish homes for decades. Crafted from solid oak or beech, with a seat woven from paper cord, the J39 Chair is a testament to Mogensen’s belief in democratic design – creating high-quality furniture accessible to all.

J39 Chair by Borge Mogensen for Fredericia Furniture

5. The Trinidad Chair by Nanna Ditzel

Designed in 1993 by Nanna Ditzel, the Trinidad Chair is a celebration of craftsmanship and innovation. The chair’s distinctive cut-out patterns on the backrest are inspired by Caribbean architecture, and its lightweight design makes it both practical and stylish. Available in a range of colors and finishes, the Trinidad Chair is a versatile piece that adds character to any setting.

Trinidad Chair by Nanna Ditzel for Fredericia Furniture

Why Fredericia is a Perfect Fit for Our Scandinavian Furniture Store

Adding Fredericia Furniture to our collection is a significant milestone for our Scandinavian furniture store. Here’s why we believe Fredericia is a perfect fit for our store and our customers:

Commitment to Quality

Fredericia’s unwavering commitment to quality aligns perfectly with our own standards. We strive to offer our customers furniture that is not only beautiful but also built to last. Fredericia’s meticulous craftsmanship and use of premium materials ensure that every piece meets the highest standards of quality.

Timeless Design

Fredericia’s designs are timeless, transcending trends and fads. This makes their furniture a smart investment for our customers, as these pieces will remain stylish and relevant for years to come. Whether it’s a classic piece by Børge Mogensen or a contemporary design by Space Copenhagen, Fredericia’s furniture adds enduring elegance to any space.


As a business, we are committed to sustainability and environmentally friendly practices. Fredericia’s dedication to responsible sourcing and eco-friendly production processes makes them an ideal partner. By offering Fredericia Furniture, we provide our customers with options that are not only beautiful but also sustainable.


Fredericia’s versatile designs fit seamlessly into a variety of interior styles, from modern minimalist to cozy traditional. This versatility makes it easy for our customers to find pieces that complement their existing décor or inspire a complete redesign. Whether it’s a statement piece like the Spanish Chair or a functional addition like the J39 Chair, Fredericia’s furniture enhances any space.

Heritage and Innovation

Fredericia’s rich heritage and continuous innovation resonate with our own values as a business. We appreciate brands that honor tradition while embracing modernity, and Fredericia exemplifies this balance. Their respect for classic design principles, combined with a forward-thinking approach, ensures that their furniture remains relevant and inspiring.

What to Expect

As we introduce Fredericia Furniture to our store, our collection will feature a curated selection of their most iconic and beloved pieces. Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect:

Living Room Essentials

From the plush Swoon Lounge Chair to the classic Mogensen 2213 Sofa, our living room collection offers a range of options to create a cozy yet sophisticated space. These pieces are designed for comfort and style, making your living room a perfect place to relax and entertain.

Dining Room Elegance

The J39 Chair and the Trinidad Chair are just a couple of the dining room options that will be available. These chairs, along with Fredericia’s elegant dining tables, will help you create a dining area that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Office and Study

Enhance your workspace with Fredericia’s ergonomic and stylish office furniture. The versatile J39 Chair and other seating options will provide the perfect balance of comfort and support, helping you stay productive and inspired.

Accent Pieces

Our collection will also include a range of accent pieces, from occasional tables to storage solutions, that add character and functionality to any room. These pieces are designed to complement Fredericia’s larger furniture items, creating a cohesive and harmonious interior.

We are incredibly excited to welcome Fredericia Furniture here at Habitus as an addition to our growing collection of Scandinavian furniture. Their commitment to quality, timeless design, and sustainability aligns perfectly with our values. By offering Fredericia’s timeless furniture, we aim to provide our customers with pieces that are not only beautiful and functional but also meaningful and enduring.

To learn more, visit our showroom located in London, Ontario to experience the elegance and craftsmanship of these remarkable pieces firsthand or browse our online collection of Fredericia Furniture here. 

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