Jørgen Bækmark led FDB Mobler's creative studio from 1958 to 1967. He was responsible for the creation of the iconic J80 and J81 chairs which were developed on the basis of one of the core skills of FDB’s factory, namely the braiding, turning and steam bending of wood.
Jørgen Bækmark’s philosophy is that furniture should fit the people and not vice versa. Comfort is paramount, but the design is also a corner element. The combination has been found to work for many of Bækmark’s designs, which are still popular today.