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    1929 - 1

    Fora Forms history began on February 1st. 1929.

    Jens E. Ekornes and Peter P. Langlo established ‘Kurvmøblefabrikk Møre AS’. The company changes its name to ‘Møre Lenestolfabrikk AS’ in 1931 and in 1932 a new production building was built at the waterfront in Ørsta.

    Jens Petter started with wicker furniture that was in production right out of the 1970’s. The company expanded from wicker furniture to the production of arm chairs the following year. In the 1950’s and 1960’s ‘Møre Lenestolfabrikk’ were specializing in sofa beds.

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    1929 - 2

    The first furniture
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    1930

    Sofa and chairs from a brand new furniture factory.
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    1934

    Rattan No. 90 and Table No. 108 was produced in the new factory in Ørsta.

    In 1934 the production started with a different versions of rattan furniture. They had carved and hand braided rotting sides. This production was kept up all the way to the 1970s, but without hand wowing of rotting sides.

     

     

     

     

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    1937

    Production of chairs and lounges increased steadily through the 1930’s and ‘40’s.

    Especially chairs from the Oxford series was popular, this series was in production 15 years.

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    1952

    Triangel sofa and chair.

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    1954 - 1

    1954 was the start of a new era in furniture production.

    A new lamination technology opened up new opportunities. Møre Lenestolfabrikk were the first to adopt the new technology and the chair City was the first product in which it was used. City and lamination technology was the start of an entire collection, named Quantum Range.

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    1954 - 2

    Møringen sofabed.

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    1954 - 3

    Napoli chair and table.
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    1955

    Westnofa LTD was established.
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    1957

    The chair Kornett was being produced in Ørsta.

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    1962

    The sofa Laminate was produced for the first time.
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    1965

    1965 a new classic.

    Planet was the first spherical chair in Norwegian furniture history. The name alludes to the first space journey in 1961 and the entry of Pop Art furniture onto the Norwegian market.

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    1966

    A lounge chair from 1966 by ML-design. Kjell Hjallen is posing in chair.
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    1967

    In 1967, the first Laminette chair was manufactured.

    A chair that placed Møre Lenestolfabrikk on the map, with over 850,000 chairs sold worldwide. In the coming years, several ‘Lami’-products was launched:

    1970 - Lami table

    1980 - Laminova

    1984 - Lamito

    1999 - Lamirest stackable chair

    1999 - Lamirest


     

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    1969

    The Chair Circel.

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    1970 - 1

    The 70s were a time of expansion and acquisitions.

    Møre Lenestolfabrikk got new owners. Olav Nerbøvik and Inge Langlo. Together they buy Møremøbler Stranda, Møre Manilla and Møremøbler Kalvatn.

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    1970 - 2

    Mobilo
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    1973

    Numero designed by Lindau & Lindekrantz.
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    1974

    Lindau & Lindekrantz's Plus.
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    1975

    Møre Lenestolfabrikk AS changes its name to Møremøbler AS.
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    1982

    Knekt, a stacking chair by Olav Rolf Tysnes.
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    1984 - 1

    In the years to come, we produced several models that become classics.

    Totem, Spring and Water Stolen in 1984 are good examples from this period.

     

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    1984 - 2

    Rebo, furnitures for the health care.

    Life Tjønneland designed the series Rebo for Møremøbler in 1984.

    "Rebo series is designed with an emphasis on anatomically correct seating and is therefore a right choice to nursing homes, hospitals, airports, etc. where one often can be sitting a while."

     

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    1985 - 1

    Møremøbler start producing furniture’s for auditoriums, telescopic tribunes, cinema and theater in 1985.

    That same year, we deliver furniture to both the National Theatre and The Norwegian Theatre.


     

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    1985 - 2

    The chair Sculpture, by Terje Hope, was specifically designed for the Prime Minister's office in Norway.



     

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    1986 - 1

    Locust, a fun idea that replaces the chair as a sitting tool designed by Torstein Nilsen.

    Torstein Nilsen received the Award for Design Excellent for Locust. "An idea so simple, yet so useful. A solution for tired legs. "

     

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    1986 - 2

    Totem by Torstein Nilsen.
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    1987 - 1

    Formula by Olav Eldøy and Steinar Hindenes.
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    1987 - 2

    Tormod Alnæs receive the Award for Design Excellence for the chair Aero.

    Following comment was given by the jury of the Norwegian Design Council: "A stable chair with comfortable seating for large people. It has a wide range of applications with an exciting shape for volume manufacturing."Tormod Alnæs receive the Award for Design Excellence for the chair Aero.

     

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    1988

    The ‘Collage’-Series is launched.

    Chairs, side tables and the widest range of conference table ever made by Fora Form was launched. The ‘Collage’-series was designed by Komplot Design and Collage conference table system won the Classic Award for Design Excellence in 2000, the system was based on eight plate size that could be combined in innumerable variations.

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    1989

    Spiral designed by Erling Revheim.
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    1992

    In 1992 Stokke buys Møremøbler, and Vatne Møbler becomes a part of the business.
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    1993

    Møremøbler launches the Jazz series.

    Møremøbler launches the Jazz series.

    Jazz Collection from Dave Vikøren and Steinar Hindenes consisted of the desktop Jazz pepper, the hanger Jazz Dizzy, the chair Monk Jazz and the barstool Jazz Young. The series received the Award for Design Excellence in 1993 and the classic award in 2005.

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    1994

    Jurek Buchacz and the Olympic chair

    Jurek Buchacz won 1st Prize for his Olympic chair in a design competition organized by the Norwegian Design Council  and LOOC. 

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    1997

    In 1997, Møremøbler changes its name to Fora Form AS.
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    2007

    In 2007, we become part of Credo Partners.
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    2013

    In 2013 becomes Fora Form a part of Lammhults Design Group.