Ejvind A. Johansson

Ejvind A. Johansson (1923-2002) was head of the FDB studio for three years from 1956-58, after Børge Mogensen and Poul M. Volther. He was trained as a cabinetmaker and completed his studies at the School of Applied Arts in 1949. At the age of 33 he was employed as chief architect at FDB Furniture, where he kept the flag flying for three years.

As a cabinetmaker he conducted solid craftsmanship with aesthetic design that could withstand use in everyday life. Ejvind A. Johansson built upon Børge Mogensen’s ambition to furnish the homes of Danes with functional modernism. In general, Johansson was perceived as unorthodox in his methods and philosophies. Ahead of his time, he designed series with broad appeal which were to become classic icons popular to this day.