Erik Ole Jørgensen was trained as an upholsterer in the years 1941- 44 and was an intern at Kaare Klint’s School at the Royal Danish Academy of fine Arts in 1946-48. Upon graduating from the School of Arts and Craft in 1948, he worked for a wide range of textile manufacturers, for example the Danish company L.F. Foght, 1953-63, for the Swedish company Dux, 1958-64, and the Danish furnishing- and textile company Halling-Koch Design Centre from 1971.
Erik Ole Jørgensen belongs to the lineage of creating furniture for improving everyday-life within the modernist themes of simplifying the vernacular, for example a church chair type of shaker origin, for Boli ApS, 1986, and a spindle back sofa for Coop Denmark (FDB) in 1979. Erik Ole Jørgensen is also known for the classic sofa EJ 315, with buttons on the seat and the back.
An integral element of the simplicity of his upholstered furniture is the light fabrics of his design. These fabric designs owe him a reputation. As a consultant for L.F. Foght, he was preoccupied with structure of the yarn and repetitive themes of geometry and harmonious colour scales or simple contrasts, synthesizing traditional patterns with a modernist language. Also, his numerous textile designs for the Danish textile company KVADRAT are still in production.