No. 1 Sofa
No.1 was the first sofa series Børge Mogensen designed when he became Fredericia’s house designer in 1955. Fused with his signature minimalist aesthetic and elements typical of the 1950s, along with new functional details such as removable and interchangeable cushions. The result is a design that invokes a familiar, yet distinctly personal character that has proven to transcend ever-changing trends.
With No. 1, for the first time Mogensen used the combination of a tightly upholstered frame with loose inner cushions in both the seat and back. This was done in an attempt to create more tangible construction.
The contrast between the rigid frame and soft seat and back cushions adds a new layer of functionality to the design as a whole, as the cushions can easily be removed for cleaning and maintenance.
No. 1 was first presented in 1955 at the Danish International Furniture Fair, which was held annually in our hometown of Fredericia, Denmark. The sofa was Børge Mogensen’s first piece for Fredericia Furniture, and it marked the beginning of his close collaboration with us.
In 1972 Børge Mogensen and Fredericia CEO Andreas Graversen together received the Danish Furniture Prize for their joint contribution to Danish furniture design – beginning with the No.1 sofa.
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Model 2002 (2 Seater)
D 86 cm x H 83 cm x L 143 cm
Model 2003 (3 Seater)
D 86 cm x H 83 cm x L 206 cm
Seating Height: 42 cm
Lacquered Oak, Smoked Oiled Oak, Soap Treated Oak, Oiled Oak.
Inspiration, Quality & Design
Iconic Designs by Famous Designers
We are proud to be representatives of famous Scandinavian furniture designers from the mid 20th century, such as Børge Mogensen, Hans Wegner and Finn Juhl. While they have long left us, their influence in Scandinavian furniture design is still seen and felt today. Each iconic design, such as the No.1 Sofa and Delphi Sofa, is imbued with a sense of history and passion like no other. We highly recommend allowing their impressive silhouettes to draw you in.Read More
Exclusive Brands Steeped in History
Our modern sofas are made by exclusive Scandinavian brands that have decades of experience in designing and crafting authentic, high quality sofas. For instance, Eilersen and their sofas are renowned in Europe for their long-lasting durability and the exquisite comfort they bring into one’s home. Established in 1895, Eilersen strives to create the best sofa for their patrons to indulge in.Read More
Unbreakable Quality & Impeccable Durability
Our exclusive brands believe in procuring only the best materials for their customers. We believe in that too. In the crafting process of our designer sofas, only the highest performing materials make the cut. For example, the frameworks of all Eilersen sofas are made of high-quality pine. This allows for flexibility, lightness and most critically, durability.Read More
Endless Design Options to Choose From
For a majority of our luxurious sofas, we offer an immense range of design options for you to select from. This includes but is not limited to a wide range of fabrics (such as bamboo, cotton, linen, wool, etc) and leather of various grades. In addition, each model is often available in various sizes and shapes, allowing you to add a personal touch while simultaneously finding the sofa that fits perfectly into your living room. To obtain better idea of the wide range of materials/colours available and how they feel, we recommend dropping by our showroom in Singapore.Read More
Exceed Legal Heath & Safety Standards
The safety of you and your loved ones is of utmost importance to us. Our various brands carefully follow and respect the high safety standards set by the EU. In the process of crafting these modern sofas, the use of potentially harmful chemicals has been avoided. This prevents any potential long-term adverse effects on the people and the environment they live in.Read More
Børge MogensenDENMARK (1914-1972)
Børge Mogensen designed some of the most renowned furniture pieces of the 1950s and 1960s. An exceptionally productive man, Mogensen’s collection of designs numbers into the thousands. New ideas came to him at any time of the day or night, and were scribbled down on matchboxes, table napkins, creased envelopes, or whatever was at hand. His lifelong mission was to create simple and practical furniture.
Appearance was important, but never at the expense of functionality. He disapproved of colleagues who succumbed to the whims of fashion, ignored functionality or used excessively expensive materials. In the same breath, he defiantly brushed off any criticism for only using wood, his preferred material in all its different embodiments. One of Mogensen’s most iconic pieces is the Spanish Chair, an interpretation of a traditional type of chair often found in areas influenced by ancient Islamic culture – from Andalusia to northern India.Learn More