Many historical details about Danish furniture manufacturing company Frem Røjle—such as when it was founded and by whom—are not readily verifiable. Evidence of the brand’s success in the postwar era, however, has survived through the range of chairs and tables found on the global vintage market today. Stamped with the control seal “Frem Røjle, Made in Denmark,” these pieces exemplify the Danish midcentury modern style through fine teak and mahogany woods, sculptural silhouettes, tapered legs, and expert joinery.
Danish designer Hans Olsen (1902-1983) originated most of Frem Røjle’s most sought-after pieces, including the teak and walnut Model 630 and Model 631 “Roundette” Dining Suite (ca. 1953), in which the three-legged, curved chairs fit seamlessly within the table’s apron, and the Bikini Lounge Chair (ca. 1961), crafted in molded, laminated plywood and leather upholstery. Other standouts from the Frem Røjle line were created by Danish designer Poul Volther, especially his solid wood, ladder-back chairs and rocking and reclining, upholstered lounges.