Niels Otto Møller
Niels Otto Møller 1920 – 1982.
N.O Møller completed his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker in 1939 and continued his education at the design school in Aahus. In 1944 he founded J.L. Møllers A/S and worked as an independent furniture designer and producer. The company has received many awards including The Danish Furniture Makers’ Award and Prize – 1974 and 1981.
1920 Niels Otto Møller is born.
1939 N.O. Møller completes his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker.
1944 J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik is founded by N.O. Møller in a tiny workshop in the centre of Århus, Denmark.
1946 Developed the first chair – No. 1.
1952 Exports to Germany and USA begin.
1961 J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik buys a 33000m2 plot and builds a 6000m2 factory on Oddervej 202 in Højbjerg.
1966 N.O. Møller’s son Jens Ole Møller completes his cabinet making training.
1969 N.O. Møller’s son Jørgen Henrik Møller completes his cabinet making training.
1972 The factory expands into a 2500m3 production area.
1974 Exports to Japan begin.
1975 Designs Chair No. 408.
1981 The company receives the Dansk MøbelIndustri’s Furniture Prize. The citation for the prize mentions J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik’s ability to combine the best craft traditions with modern furniture manufacture. The company has always obstinately held firm to its high quality level.
1982 N.O. Møller passes away. His two sons Jørgen Henrik Møller and Jens Ole Møller carry on the company.