Feldballes Møbelfabrik

Aarhus, Denmark

Located in Aarhus, Denmark, S.B Feldballes Møbelfabrik specialized in the production of wooden furniture, storage , and display items. Although the circumstances surrounding the company’s inception is unknown, the surviving work has been rediscovered in the 21st century by those who appreciate the classic Danish modern style that Feldballes pieces exemplify.

During the 1950s and ‘60s, the renowned Danish designer Kai Kristiansen (b. 1929) designed for Feldballes. Known as a major proponent for the Danish modern style, Kristiansen favored well-joined teak and rosewood in many of his designs for Feldballes, which included desks , sideboards , chairs , and wall units . His most successful design was the FM Reolsystem Wall Unit (1957). This modular shelving unit, which came in a variety of add-on shapes and sizes, realized great success, not only in Scandinavia, but throughout the rest of Europe and in the United States. Other notable designs by Kristiansen include the FM 59 Desk (1950s) and No. 70 Desk (c. 1958). Although it is assumed that Kristiansen was not the only designer to work for Feldballe, he was the most well-known.