Niels Otto Møller
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’ awards for:The Furniture Prize for 1974 and The Furniture Prize for 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 – The first chair, No. 1, is developed.
1952 – Exports begin to Germany and USA.
1959 – J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik moves to new and bigger premises on L.A. Ringsvej in Højbjerg on the outskirts of Århus.
Chair no. 77 and armchair no. 57 are designed.
1961 – J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik buys a 33.000 m2 plot and builds a 6000 m2 factory on Oddervej 202 in Højbjerg.
1962 – Chair no. 78 and armchair no. 62 are designed.
1966 – Chair no. 79 and armchair no. 64 are designed.
1966 – N.O. Møller’s son Jens Ole Møller completes his cabinet making training.
1974 – Chair no. 83 and armchair no. 66 are designed .
Exports to Japan begin.
1975 – Chair no. 408 is designed.
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 dies. His two sons Jørgen Henrik Møller and Jens Ole Møller carry on the company.