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Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Oiled Oak, Leather
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Berkeley, CA
Børge Mogensen designed this solid wood dining bench in 1956. With its robust simplicity the bench is an ideal example of Mogensen’s lifelong drive for a purified shape. Inquire f...
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Oiled Oak, Leather
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Oiled Oak, Leather
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Oiled Oak, Leather
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Oiled Oak, Leather
H 30.31 in. W 67.52 in. D 10.09 in.
Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench - Oiled Oak - Fabric
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Berkeley, CA
Børge Mogensen designed this solid wood dining bench in 1956. With its robust simplicity the bench is an ideal example of Mogensen’s lifelong drive for a purified shape. Inquire f...
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench - Oiled Oak - Fabric
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench - Oiled Oak - Fabric
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench - Oiled Oak - Fabric
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench - Oiled Oak - Fabric
H 30.31 in. W 67.52 in. D 10.09 in.
Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench - Black Lacquer - Leather
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Berkeley, CA
Børge Mogensen designed this solid wood dining bench in 1956. With its robust simplicity the bench is an ideal example of Mogensen’s lifelong drive for a purified shape. Inquire f...
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench - Black Lacquer - Leather
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench - Black Lacquer - Leather
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench - Black Lacquer - Leather
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench - Black Lacquer - Leather
H 30.31 in. W 67.52 in. D 10.09 in.
Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench - Soaped Oak - Leather
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Berkeley, CA
Børge Mogensen designed this solid wood dining bench in 1956. With its robust simplicity the bench is an ideal example of Mogensen’s lifelong drive for a purified shape. Inquire f...
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench - Soaped Oak - Leather
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench - Soaped Oak - Leather
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench - Soaped Oak - Leather
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench - Soaped Oak - Leather
H 30.31 in. W 67.52 in. D 10.09 in.
Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench Smoked Oak, Fabric
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Berkeley, CA
Børge Mogensen designed this solid wood dining bench in 1956. With its robust simplicity the bench is an ideal example of Mogensen’s lifelong drive for a purified shape.  
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench Smoked Oak, Fabric
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench Smoked Oak, Fabric
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench Smoked Oak, Fabric
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench Smoked Oak, Fabric
H 30.31 in. W 67.52 in. D 10.09 in.
Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, White Oil, Leather
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Berkeley, CA
Børge Mogensen designed this solid wood dining bench in 1956. With its robust simplicity the bench is an ideal example of Mogensen’s lifelong drive for a purified shape.        
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, White Oil, Leather
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, White Oil, Leather
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, White Oil, Leather
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, White Oil, Leather
H 30.31 in. W 67.52 in. D 10.09 in.
Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Soaped Oak, Fabric
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Berkeley, CA
Børge Mogensen designed this solid wood dining bench in 1956. With its robust simplicity the bench is an ideal example of Mogensen’s lifelong drive for a purified shape.         
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Soaped Oak, Fabric
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Soaped Oak, Fabric
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Soaped Oak, Fabric
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Soaped Oak, Fabric
H 30.31 in. W 67.52 in. D 10.09 in.
Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, White Oil, Fabric
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Berkeley, CA
Børge Mogensen designed this solid wood dining bench in 1956. With its robust simplicity the bench is an ideal example of Mogensen’s lifelong drive for a purified shape.    
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, White Oil, Fabric
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, White Oil, Fabric
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, White Oil, Fabric
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, White Oil, Fabric
H 30.31 in. W 67.52 in. D 10.09 in.
Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Smoked Oak, Leather
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Berkeley, CA
Børge Mogensen designed this solid wood dining bench in 1956. With its robust simplicity the bench is an ideal example of Mogensen’s lifelong drive for a purified shape.    
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Smoked Oak, Leather
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Smoked Oak, Leather
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Smoked Oak, Leather
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Smoked Oak, Leather
H 30.31 in. W 67.52 in. D 10.09 in.
Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Black Lacquer, Fabric
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Berkeley, CA
Børge Mogensen designed this solid wood dining bench in 1956. With its robust simplicity the bench is an ideal example of Mogensen’s lifelong drive for a purified shape.  
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Black Lacquer, Fabric
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Black Lacquer, Fabric
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Black Lacquer, Fabric
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Black Lacquer, Fabric
H 30.31 in. W 67.52 in. D 10.09 in.
Oak Bench Model 3171, by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
This is a very nice clean original example of this very popular bench in oak with cognac color leather seat pad, designed by Børge Mogensen and manufactured by Fredericia.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Oak

Børge Mogensen Bench Model 3171 for Fredericia Møbelfabrik, Denmark, circa 1960
By Børge Mogensen
Located in San Francisco, CA
Børge Mogensen bench model 3171, designed in 1956 for Fredericia Møbelfabrik. Vintage original example with signs of use and wear.
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Børge Mogensen Bench Model 3171 for Fredericia Møbelfabrik Seat Leather
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Lasbek, DE
Seat/bench model 3171 designed by Børge Mogensen, manufactured by Fredericia Møbelfabrik. Designed 1956. Oak design, upholstered leather covering. Marked with remains of the manufac...
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Oak

Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench - Lacquered Oak - Fabric
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Located in Berkeley, CA
Børge Mogensen designed this solid wood dining bench in 1956. With its robust simplicity the bench is an ideal example of Mogensen’s lifelong drive for a purified shape.  
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench - Lacquered Oak - Fabric
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench - Lacquered Oak - Fabric
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench - Lacquered Oak - Fabric
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench - Lacquered Oak - Fabric
H 30.31 in. W 67.52 in. D 10.09 in.
Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Lacquered Oak, Leather
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Located in Berkeley, CA
Børge Mogensen designed this solid wood dining bench in 1956. With its robust simplicity the bench is an ideal example of Mogensen’s lifelong drive for a purified shape.  
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Lacquered Oak, Leather
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Lacquered Oak, Leather
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Lacquered Oak, Leather
  • Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench, Lacquered Oak, Leather
H 30.31 in. W 67.52 in. D 10.09 in.
Oak Bench Model 3171, by Borge Mogensen for Fredericia
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
This is a very nice clean original example of this very popular bench in Oak with black leather seat pad, designed by Borge Mogensen and manufactured by Fredericia.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Oak

Børge Mogensen, Bench Model 3171 for Fredericia Møbelfabrik, Denmark, circa 1960
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Located in Munster, NRW
Bench model 3171, designed in 1956 by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia Møbelfabrik. Waxed oak structure, seat reupholstered with high quality aniline black leather. Small traces ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Oak

Mogensen 3171 For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal mogensen 3171 for your home. A mogensen 3171 — often made from oak, wood and animal skin — can elevate any home. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect mogensen 3171 —, we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. Each mogensen 3171 bearing Mid-Century Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular.

How Much are Mogensen 3171?

A mogensen 3171 can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,785, while the lowest priced sells for $3,440 and the highest can go for as much as $6,000.

Borge Mogensen Biography and Important Works

Among the great mid-20th century Danish furniture designers, Børge Mogensen distinguished himself with his faith to traditional values of craftsmanship and honesty of materials. While peers such as Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl and Arne Jacobsen designed some of the most striking and now iconic furnishings of the era, Mogensen focused on making pieces that were simple, durable and comfortable — and in the long run perhaps more useful and better loved.

Mogensen studied under and later worked for Kaare Klint, a master cabinetmaker whose chief tenets were quality of construction and simplicity of line. Klint was a classicist, who believed that furniture forms should evolve from those of historical models. So, too, in his way was Mogensen, as two of his best-known earlier pieces attest. His 1945 Spokeback Sofa, with hinged arms that can be lowered to facilitate lounging, is a reinterpretation of the venerable Knole settee. With the oval silhouette of its plywood backrest and waterdrop-shaped cutouts, Mogenson’s Shell chair, designed in 1949, can be seen as a novel take on early 19th century Empire side chairs.

Yet Mogensen shared the aesthetical sensibilities of his most forward-looking colleagues. His cabinets deploy the same spare geometries and lushly figured woods as those of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and his disciple Florence Knoll, the chief difference being that Mies and Knoll used chrome steel for the frames and legs of their pieces. The brawny oak frames and slung leather seats and backrests of Mogensen’s Hunting chair (1950) and Spanish chair (1958) display the same hefty construction and appreciation of natural materials seen in the work of Charlotte Perriand and Sergio Rodrigues. As you will see from the furnishings on 1stDibs, Børge Mogensen designed for function more than sculptural effect. While his chairs may not be the first pieces in a décor to draw the eye, they are often the first to draw in those looking for a comfortable seat.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.