John Mortensen 是丹麦知名建筑师和家具设计师，自小学习木雕、素描，1959年毕业于丹麦皇家美术学院，由此开始了职业生涯。Mortensen 最初是 Christensen & Larsen 的细木工匠，后来开始自己设计家具，并于1965年创办了设计工作室。同20世纪中叶的很多丹麦设计师一样，他专注于木制家具，对于造型、雕刻有独到的理解，并坚持在自己的工作室制作原型，再送去细木工坊生产，与 Koefoeds Møbelfabrik、Skive Møbelfabrik 等工坊合作了诸多家具，而最成功的作品当属1960年代为 Heltborg Møbelfabrik 设计的餐桌，不仅在本土大受欢迎，还出口到了欧洲、美国和中东等地，至今仍然是古董家具市场上值得收藏的珍品。
John Mortensen - an internationally renowned Danish architect and furniture designer - began his career in 1959 after graduating from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and earning highest distinctions. Mortensen started out as a cabinet maker for Christensen and Larsen and slowly transitioned into designing dining, office, and living room furniture for Danish and international furniture manufacturers.
Throughout his career, Mortensen has specialized in woodwork, creating each of his prototypes in his personal workshop before sending them on for production. He shapes, carves, and crafts wooden furniture with sophistication and finesse. As such, his designs have quickly become mid-century modern classics.