Erik Jørgensen was a trained upholsterer. In 1954, he founded a small workshop in the Danish town of Svendborg, where his expertise as an upholsterer was in high demand from the local community. In the 1960s and 1970s, he developed a small sofa collection with craftsmanship, quality and aesthetics as top priorities. Today, this second-generation family-owned company continues to be known for its high quality and upholstery expertise.
Erik Jørgensen worked with the esteemed designer Poul M. Volther in the 1960s and with Hans J. Wegner in the 1980s. In 1964, after Poul M. Volther had designed the Corona chair, Erik Jørgensen and Volther met at a furniture fair in Fredericia. Erik Jørgensen saw the unique qualities of the Corona chair with its beautiful expression and detailing and put it into production, initially with a wooden frame and later with a metal frame.