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Niels Otto Møller

Danish, 1920-1982

Working in rich woods to create durable furniture that is today recognized for its elegant simplicity and solid craftsmanship, Niels Otto Møller was one of the original designers of the famed Scandinavian modern movement that swept through postwar Europe and, eventually, the United States.

At the age of 19, Møller studied to be a cabinetmaker, gaining a strong affinity for working with natural materials. He furthered his education at the local design academy in his hometown of Århus, Denmark, where, in 1944, he established J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik. Møller’s first chair — called simply No. 1 — was introduced in 1946. In 1961, he expanded his thriving business by opening a factory in Højbjerg, producing his popular dining chairs as well as armchairs, lounge chairs, tables and more. Rather than unnecessary ornamentation, he focused on a warm and more minimalist approach that valued function over form. Nearly all of his pieces, from the 1962 Model 78 chair to his simple tables, feature gentle curves formed from woods such as rosewood and teak (a sought-after material among furniture designers of the time).

Though the furnishings boasted a contemporary look and were a departure from the ornate designs of the recent past, Møller’s company crafted all of them using traditional, age-old techniques. For instance, the 1959 Model 77 side chair’s seat is handwoven using a single 425-foot-long cord. Today, the Danish furniture designer’s refined pieces continue to be as sought after as they were when mid-century modernism was in full swing.

The company, still based in its original factory, remains a family business, now headed by Møller’s granddaughter, Kirsten Møller. Along with new pieces, they craft the celebrated original designs, from raw wood to finished assembled products, that made J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik a renowned name in Danish Modern design.

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Model 78 Chair
Model 78 Chair
Model 71 Chair
Model 71 Chair
Model 57 Chair
Model 57 Chair
Model 62 Chair
Model 62 Chair
Niels Møller Model-80a Cognac Leather & Teak Stool for J.L. Møllers
By Niels Otto Møller, J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Niels Møller Model-80A cognac leather & teak stool for J.L. Møllers.
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Niels Otto Møller

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Leather, Foam, Teak

Niels Moller Model 44 Teak Bar Cart
By Niels Otto Møller
Located in Shepperton, Surrey
Very hard to find bar cart designed by Niels Moller in 1959. Produced by J L Moller this example is executed in teak. An incredibly graceful design and very functional too, it can...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Otto Møller

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Teak

  • Niels Moller Model 44 Teak Bar Cart
  • Niels Moller Model 44 Teak Bar Cart
  • Niels Moller Model 44 Teak Bar Cart
  • Niels Moller Model 44 Teak Bar Cart
H 24.41 in. W 31.89 in. D 17.72 in.
Niels Moller Model 56 & Model 75 Teak & Paper Cord Dining Chairs Set of 12, 1960
By Niels Otto Møller, J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Niels Moller Model 56 & Model 75 dining chairs teak & papercord set of 12 1960 Magnificent set of twelve Niels Otto Møller Model 56 (2) and Model 75 (10) Teak & Papercord dining c...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Niels Otto Møller

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Papercord, Teak

Set of 6 Teak & Rope Dining Chairs Model 77 by Niels O. Møller, Denmark ca. 1960
By J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik, Niels Otto Møller
Located in Geneva, CH
Set of 6 teak and rope dining chairs by Niels Otto Møller produced by his own company J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik, Denmark ca. 1960 Not sure if the rope is original but very nicely exe...
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1960s Danish Vintage Niels Otto Møller

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Rope, Teak

Niels O. Moller Dining Chair in Teak and Green Rope Upholstery
By Niels Otto Møller
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Niels O. Møller for Imperial Møbler, dining chair, model 71, teak and rope, Denmark, 1950s. This chair designed by Niels Møller show subtle lines and beautiful curves of the woodw...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Otto Møller

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Rope, Teak

Set of Four Niels O. Møller Rosewood Dining Chairs Model 79, Denmark 1960s
By Niels Otto Møller
Located in Hellouw, NL
Set of Four Niels O. Møller Rosewood Dining Chairs Model 79, Denmark 1960s. These beautifully shaped chairs are manufactured by J.L. Møller Mobelfabrik. They are made of solid rosewo...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Otto Møller

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Fabric, Rosewood

Set of 10 Niels Møller Model 78 Rosewood Dining Chairs, 1962
By J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik, Niels Otto Møller
Located in London, GB
Niels O. Møller Model 78 dining chairs, 1962 Set of ten rosewood dining chairs designed by Niels O. Møller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik, Denmark, 1962. Seats reupholstered with ...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Otto Møller

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Leather, Rosewood

Niels Moller Model 77 Dining Chairs Teak Bouclé, Denmark, 1959
By Niels Otto Møller
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice large quality set of dining chairs model 77 designed by Niels Moller and manufactured by J.L. Møller Mobelfabrik, Denmark 1959. These chairs are made of solid teak wood and...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Otto Møller

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Upholstery, Teak

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Model 64 Chair
Model 64 Chair
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US$9,070
Number Available
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Model 64 Chair
By Niels Otto Møller
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Wood, Rosewood, Animal Skin, Leather
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Model 80 Chair
Model 80 Chair
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US$3,227
Number Available
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Model 80 Chair
By Niels Otto Møller
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Hardwood, Teak, Wood, Animal Skin, Leather
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Model 55 Chair
Model 55 Chair
Average Price
US$3,228
Number Available
1
Model 55 Chair
By Niels Otto Møller
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Animal Skin, Leather, Rosewood, Wood
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Scandinavian Modern
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Niels Otto Møller furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Niels Otto Møller furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of Niels Otto Møller furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. 256 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there is also a modern edition to choose from. Many original furniture by Niels Otto Møller were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Scandinavian Modern style. Many customers also consider furniture by Kai Kristiansen, Ib Kofod-Larsen and Ole Wanscher if you are looking for additional options. Niels Otto Møller furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $500 and tops out at $32,000, while pieces like these can sell for $5,340 on average.

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