Borge Mogensen

Born on April 13, 1914 in Aalborg, Denmark.
Borge Mogensen Hunting Chair 3238

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Borge Mogensen

Born on 13 April 1914 in Aalborg, Denmark

Borge Mogensen began his career as a cabinetmaker, then studied furniture design at the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen until 1938, under the direction of Kaare Klint, where he later became assistant between 1938 and 1941. At the same time he entered the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1942. He then worked for various studios and became head of the FDB design workshop. In 1959, he left his post, founded his own studio and created various furniture ranges for Soborg Mobelfabrik, Frederica Stolefabrik and Karl Andersson and Soner. His works were very successful and were exhibited in Zurich, New York, Paris, London etc. He received numerous awards, including the Eckersberf Medal in 1950. Mogensen is one of the great masters of the Danish modernist movement.

Mogensen’s design is characterized by a human and functionalist approach, we speak about his democratic design. He designed furniture with a stripped-down aesthetic, using mainly wood, canning and leather, and made pieces that he tested himself, aided by his children, by trampling them.

1947

Creation of the J39 Chair,consisting of a solid wooden frame and a woven paper rope seat. It has been nicknamed “The People’s Chair” because of its simplicity and versatility.

Originally published by FDB Mobler, it was subsequently edited by Fredericia, whom Mogensen joined in 1955 as head of design.

1951

Creation of the series of chairs 3238 also known as Hunting Chairs, exhibited at the Cabinetmakers Exhibition of 1951, for Fredericia. Oak and saddle leather.

Edition Fredericia Stolefabrik

1955-56

Creation of lounge tables 260 and 261 in teak and oak.

Edition Fredericia Stolefabrik

1959

Continuing his Hunting chair in 1950 and the BM 3238 high chair, Mogensen created the Spanish Chair, which was inspired after a family trip to Spain.

Edition Fredericia Stolefabrik.

1962

Sofa 2213

Edition Fredericia Stolefabrik.

Fauteuil Borge Mogensen 2256 Fredericia furniture
Pair of borge Mogensen chairs model 3238 "Hunting Chairs" by Fredericia
Dining Table Borge Mogensen Søborg Møbelfabrik

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