HISTORY

Labofa A/S is a Danish furniture manufacturer that specializes in the development and production of chairs and furniture for educational environments, public and private offices. After a change of ownership in 2008, the strategy has been to develop a conceptual collection of furniture and chairs with a focus on quality, innovation, flexibility, ergonomics and design – in which users perceive a clear Labofa DNA.

Originally Labofa began producing school furniture in 1947. And in recent years, this market segment has again become a focus area, aiming at the development of chairs for children and young people in primary, secondary education and other learning environments. The goal is to create an interior with a certain profile for the target group.

The series COBRA, SHARK, GROOVY, REEF, RAY and TORO are the results of the above strategy. They were developed in close dialogue with students and decision-makers in the educational sector and the architects behind the designs Hans Thyge & Co. and Hans Sandgren Jakobsen.

Labofa launched the first office chair in 1950 – and in 1995 introduced the world-renowned series of EGO office seating, which to date was delivered in more than 1 million copies. In the summer of 2014 the new office chairs series FOX was introduced.


2014    Holmris A/S acquires Labofa A/S.
2014    FOX office seating is introduced.
2013    To the COBRA-range the TABLET writing top.
2013    RAY educational furniture is introduced.
2012    The SWING writing tablet and Single Table are added to the COBRA programme.
2011    GROOVY and TORO ranges are introduced.

2011    The company name is changed back to Labofa A/S.

2011    The REEF Collection of lounge furniture is launched.

2010    In connection with a generational change Labofa Stole A/S is sold to Eclab ApS, HB Capital Invest, Hemo Holding and Vimaje Holding.

2008    The COBRA and SHARK ranges are introduced.

2008    The seating division of Labofa Munch is sold to HPN Holding and Hemo Holding continues as Labofa Stole A/S.

2001    A redesign of EGO chair – EGO Plus – is introduced.

1995    EGO Classic office seating programme is introduced.

1977    In connection with a generational change Labofa A/S is sold to Skandinavisk Holding.

1969    Labofa starts producing office furniture.

1955    Labofa starts producing its own brand of office seating.

1951    Labofa starts producing canteen furniture.

1947    Labofa starts producing its own brand of school furniture.

1947    The company is named LABOFA – short for Larsen’s Bolts Factory.