My Bio
john Mortensen


  • As far back as I can remember I have been carving in wood, sketching, and working with designs. I have always known that I wanted to become a furniture designer
  • Became a cabinet maker from Christensen & Larsen in Copenhagen with highest possible distinction in 1959
  • Finsihed from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Kunsthåndværkerskolen) in 1959
  • Already in 1959 I got my first chair in production
  • Recieved Tuborg foundation travel grant for travel and education in Germany, Switzerland, and Italy in 1962
  • Worked for Professor Steen Eiler Rasmussen's design studio for 3 years
  • Started my design studio and workshop in 1965 with my wife Ulla
  • In 1965 I got my first big succes, it was piedestale table manufactured by Heltborg Møbelfabrik and it was exported to the Middle East, Europe and USA
  • This succces opened a lot of doors, and in 1969 I travelled to USA with my designs
  • The prototypes for many of my designs was created in my own workshop, for e.g. Dyrlund, Koefoeds Møbelfabrik, Skive Møbelfabrik, Ansager Møbelfrabrik, Virsidan and many other companies
  • Dyrlund manufactured exclusive office furniture of my design wich was sold with great succes in the USSR, Middle East, UK, and USA. Especially:
  1. USSR head of state Gorbatjov and Boris Jesltsin were working from Dyrlunds Superskyline office in the Kreml
  2. Coca Cola's headquater in Atlanta
  3. Serveral embassies in Switzerland and Middle East
  4. The Dyrlund office line was the "show piece of the year" in Birmingham Furniture Fair 1978
  • With Jesper Furniture we designed Home theaters to fit very large TV sets in the USA, the series "Great Dane", "Amadio", and "Palcone" were all a great succces
  • In 2002 I started to work with Georg Jensen Jewellery company for the Christmas Spoon of the year. This evolved into other designs, like the 2006 Christmas Ornaments
  • From 1995 I have designed a number of Jewellery stores for member of the "Plaza Group"
  • Later I started to deign Hydro termic roofs
  • In 2012 I designed the "Lotus Lamp"
  • I keep on using my workshop to create unicas ranging from entrance doors to sculptures in wood
  • Today I have created more than 3.000 designs


January 02, 2017

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