Erik Jørgensen was a trained upholsterer. In 1954, he founded a small workshop in the Danish town of Svendborg, where his expertise was in high demand from the local community. In the 1960s and 1970s, he developed a small sofa collection with craftsmanship, quality and aesthetics as top priorities. Today, this second-generation family-owned company continues to be known for its high quality and upholstery expertise.
Erik Jørgensen worked with the esteemed designer Poul M. Volther in the 1960s and with Hans J. Wegner in the 1980s. In 1964, after Poul M. Volther had designed the Corona chair, Erik Jørgensen and Volther met at a furniture fair in Fredericia. Erik Jørgensen saw the unique qualities of the Corona chair with its beauti-ful expression and detailing and put it into production, initially with a wooden frame and later with a metal frame.
In 1988, Erik Jørgensen was contacted by Hans J. Wegner, who had designed the Oxchair in 1960. The Ox- chair is one of the most challenging chairs to upholster, and that is exactly why Wegner came to Erik Jør- gensen. With his upholstery expertise, Erik Jørgensen was able to produce the chair, and it was launched in 1989 at the international furniture fair in Milan. In 1960, Wegner designed a feminine counterpart to the Oxchair, the Queen chair, which went into production in 2010.