History

HISTORY


RAVN furniture arises from Christine & Christian Ravn’s grandfather, the late Danish furnituremaker, Simon Terpager Jepsen, who owned the furniture factory (SITAMO) in Jutland, Denmark from 1947 – 1976.

His son, Bent Møller Jepsen, who graduated as a furniture architect in 1956, designed a number of iconic furniture for the factory. All made by skilled Danish craftsmen. Including Bent himself who also holds a degree in upholstery.

Simon Terpager Jepsen passion for furniture making was legendary and his sense for producing quality luxury furniture was well known.

In the grand days of SITAMO, Simon Terpager Jepsen sold furniture both in Denmark and abroad.

He furnished a number of embassies around the world, and also had the privilege of delivering furniture to the luxury liner “Hanseatic” (Hamburg – New York), which was owned by Stavros Niarchos – the brother-in-law of Aristotle Onassis.

 

However, Simon Terpager Jepsen never believed in growing to big. He preferred to keep the company small enough to never having to compromise quality, and to always keep his customers happy.

Simon Terpager Jepsen sold the factory in 1973 and passed away in 1976 at the age of 72.

His passion for furniture, however has lived on in the family ever since.

Now 40 years later, his grandchildrens dream of remaking some of their uncle’s finest designs, has finally come true.

Despite his 83 years, Bent Møller Jepsen is still very much alive and has remained active in the furniture industry, until this day.

We are therefore very fortunate to be able to reproduce the furniture as authentic as possible, and in the spirit of the family traditions.