Omann Jun


Danish furniture manufacturing company Omann Jun Møbelfabrik A/S was founded by Andreas Omann in 1933. The family-run business initially focused on the production of bedroom furniture. Later, in 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, it expanded into dining room furniture , desks , sideboards , and shelving systems  made in high-quality woods—teak, oak, and rosewood—which were exported worldwide. In 1954, after graduating as furniture designer and cabinet maker, eldest son Gunni Omann joined his father in the family business and went on to design many of the brand's most successful designs, including the Model 75 Desk (1958), Model 18 Sideboard (1960),  and Model 55 Dining Table (1961). According to legend, the Model 55 was so successful that renowned design Hans J. Wegner began to scour furniture stores in Denmark to find out why sales for his own design table design were declining. 

Omann Jun Møbelfabrik was taken over in 1979 by Gunni Omann and Bjarne Omann. In 1989, after 35 years of working with design, product, and sales development, Gunni Omann was forced to sell his 50% share of the company due to health problems. In 2005, Ulrich Omann took leadership from his father, and today the company concentrates on the production of office furniture, including many midcentury classics. The Omann family business remains operational to this day.