On the 1st September FDB Møbler, part of the Coop retail group of companies, opened a furniture store in Lyngby some 12 kilometres north of the centre of the city. The opening seems to have been relatively modest, with no fan fares and, as far as I can see, little in the press but this could mark a very important shift in the furniture market in Denmark and beyond as Coop Denmark is part of a wider Scandinavian commercial company with NKL Norway and KF in Sweden.
FDB Møbler were important through the 1950s and the 1960s for producing reasonably priced but well-made furniture designed for them by some of the most famous names then working in Denmark including Poul Volther, Ejvind Johannsson, Erik Ole Jørgensen, Mogens Koch, Jørgen Bækmark, and Børge Mogensen.
Many of the most famous pieces from the 50s and 60s are being made again and under the banner Tradition of design at democratic prices. Having visited the store, I can say that the finish and quality of the products is outstanding and the choice of colours and so on clever and appropriate for contemporary taste.
Household items by Ole Palsby and Grethe Meyer are being produced under the Enkel label of the Coop and are available in some of the supermarkets in the group and on line through the Coop site.
FDB Møbler, Klampenborgvej 248, 2800 Kongens Lyngby