Jørgen Rasmussen

Jørgen Rasmussen was born in Odense, Denmark in April, 1931. He graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1955. In 1957, Jørgen and his twin brother, Ib, started their own studio with a focus on single-family houses. Jørgen Rasmussen is most famous for his KEVI range. In 1965, Rasmussen invented the double-wheel caster used on the KEVI chairs, for which he was awarded the ID Prize. This truly was a reinvention of the wheel, now with two wheels positioned asymmetrically and rotating independently. The double-wheel caster made KEVI more manoeuvrable with less wear on floor surfaces.

The KEVI casters revolutionised the office landscape and improved working conditions for many people, and the wheels became an instant success, and are now used on furniture across the world. Today, Rasmussen is still active and he is just as determined and dedicated today as he was 50 years ago.