About JORI
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History
Custom-made seating comfort Since 1963

Being at home means to relax. You can just feel totally at ease, and there is nothing nicer than to snuggle up in your own comfortable chair. That is exactly the feeling Juan Jorion aims to translate into his designs. How? With timeless design, personalised seating comfort and by paying attention to everything you consider important. This is Anno 1963: JORI is born.

With a passion for the job, every day tinkering and tweaking until everything is just right, and with respect for the highest quality materials and upholstery fabrics. Juan Jorion is a man with a mission. Because standing still means to go backwards, he is always on the lookout for kindred spirits. Consequently, since the early 70s, JORI has been working with famous names in the world of design. Indeed, internationally renowned product designers are also putting their mark on the JORI story.

To this day, Jori’s DNA continues to translate into contemporary design, guaranteed quality and personalised seating comfort. And every single day, our workforce pulls out all the stops to provide you with a genuine, high-quality product that will stand the test of time. And this well beyond our national borders. This is how JORI has grown into a reliable partner for contemporary seating comfort.

Timeline History

Key Values
The JORI key values guarantee ultimate seating comfort
Innovative seating comfort

At JORI we know that the level of seating comfort can always be improved upon. For us, comfort is the most important aspect of any chair. That is why we constantly strive to innovate. Day in and day out, we mull over our designs, techniques and materials. And in this process, we also consistently review our existing designs. That is the only way to find what you are looking for: customised innovative seating comfort.

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Belgian craftsmanship based on tradition

Belgium enjoys an excellent reputation for quality both at home and abroad. Anyone who says JORI, says Belgian: 100% local manufacture in Wervik. This is our home town, and more than 55 years later it is still our home base. Here at our premises, proud generations of craftspeople put their heart and soul into honing your quality product to perfection. All this goes hand in hand with tradition, professional expertise and state-of-the-art technology.

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Timeless style

We offer permanence in these changing times. At JORI we do not rush through our work, but instead we mindfully respond to long-term trends. We guarantee you that our designs and models will stand up to the test of time, and our sustainable manufacturing methods ensure their reliability. These are the deeply entrenched values of a strong brand that stands for timeless elegance.

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Guaranteed quality

A feel for pure quality. Striving for quality is at the core of the JORI DNA. This translates into guaranteed quality: a balanced design, by selecting the very best raw materials and upholstery fabrics, whilst bearing in mind state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques.

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Designers
Designers of comfort
Jean-Pierre Audebert
Jean-Pierre Audebert

A fast career in French design
French interior designer, member of the renowned Paris ‘Société des Artistes Décorateurs’, an organisation which groups the crème de la crème of French designers, both in the areas of interior design and architecture. Graduated from the ‘Ecole Boulle’, Audebert earned his spurs with home interior projects and designs for financial institutions, public buildings and schools. He devised a range of different projects for the French High-Speed Train or TGV network.

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Christophe Giraud
Christophe Giraud

An accomplished designer
As French architect, he graduated from the famed ‘Ecole d’Architecture de Normandie’. Giraud covered the full gamut of architectural pursuits with due success: from devising public and private buildings, across designing showrooms and boardrooms right up to conceiving packagings and utensils. Architecture he describes as "aiming for balance between space and matter, between form and function".

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Verhaert New Products & Services
Verhaert New Products & Services

Renowned innovation centre
Verhaert New Products & Services is a renowned innovation centre that develops innovative products and systems for a wide range of sectors : industry, lifestyle, medical and public sector. As a laboratory for innovation, Verhaert accompanies the creative process at JORI. The two companies work together closely in order to develop new ideas that embody JORI´s core values: design, comfort and durability. And the many years of collaboration between the two companies has clearly produced results, as shown by the patented design of the relax mechanism and the models Longueville, Chillap and Calypso.

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David Fox
David Fox

Young British talent

David Fox (1974) is a British designer, who won several design awards. In 2013 he won The Design and Design International Award with the JORI armchair Bloom. In 2011 he won The Good Design Award Chicago, additionally the Red Dot Product Design Award (2011). In 2009 the FX International Award Product Designer of the Year, an accolade that has been won by some of Europe`s finest designers. Since establishing his studio in 2002, he has collaborated with some globally recognised brands, in the contract seating sector. His forms are simple in their aesthetic, promoting balance and refinement, a purist approach that has led him to national and international success.

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Pocci+Dondoli
Pocci+Dondoli

Citizens of the world

For Pocci+Dondoli design has to express beauty, harmony and freedom, as it can not be bound by strict established rules or exist as privilege of a social or cultural elite. The research on materials and processes, conceived to achieve maximum results in quality / price terms, is one of the main activities of the studio: they privilege materials that, through sophisticated processes, acquire nobility and elegance, such as aluminum and plastic, and other noble and antique materials like leather and hide. 

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Hugo de Ruiter
Hugo de Ruiter

Design with an eye for quality.

“ I consider upholstered furniture to be like a third skin ”. Hugo de Ruiter (1959) is constantly searching for meaningful developments in his concepts. He frequently finds non-conformist solutions which contain distinctive functional features and a surprising design. He is inspired by nature, art, architecture and technology, but mostly, he is inspired by life itself. With more than 10 years experience in his design studio, and more than 20 years of experience as a designer he builds bridges towards new innovative and sustainable solutions.

www.hugoderuiterdesign.com

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Cuno Frommherz
Cuno Frommherz

High-profile design

The Swiss designer Cuno Frommherz (1963) started his own design studio as a self-taught man in 1996 in Burgdorf.

Cuno Frommherz work revolves around a consideration of the aspects of space, aesthetics and perception of the individual. The consideration for ‘spaces in between’ play a vital part here. An important basis for his creative philosophy is derived from a statement once said by the Russian-American writer Joseph Brodsky : “I can only move my fingers because there are spaces between them”. 

He gets his inspiration from travelling to Tibet, Nepal and Morocco, but also from unspoilt nature, offering him the grateful input to give his designs that extra soothing space dimension.

Cuno Frommherz stacked important design awards with several of his designs.

www.frommherz.ch

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