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Børge Mogensen

Danish, 1914-1972

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.

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Borge Mogensen Spanish Chair
Borge Mogensen Spanish Chair
Borge Mogensen Model 2207 Lounge Chair
Borge Mogensen Model 2207 Lounge Chair
Børge Mogensen “Asserbo” Bench in Solid Oregon Pine
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A solid Oregon pine bench by Børge Mogensen. Loose back for wall hanging. Made by Karl Andersson & Soner, Sweden.
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen

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Børge Mogensen shelving Model 291 by Fredericia Stolefabrik
By Børge Mogensen
Located in LYON, FR
Rare Danish Model 291 wall mounted bookcase designed by Borge Mogensen in 1956 produced by  Fredericia MobelFabrik in Denmark. 3 solid oak shelves and 1 teak veneer shelf. Can be used only as a bookcase but also as a hanging side desk with its large top. Exceptional furniture...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Børge Mogensen

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Oak, Teak

Danish Modern Børge Mogensen "BM62" Armchair by P. Lauritsen & Søn, 1950s
By P. Lauritsen & Son 1, Børge Mogensen
Located in Odense, DK
Vintage Danish Modern armchair in oak and rattan cane designed by Danish designer Børge Mogensen in the 1950s and manufactured at "P. La...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen

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Cane, Oak

J39 Folkchairs Chairs by Børge Mogensen for Farstrup, 1950s, Set of 6
By Børge Mogensen, Farstrup
Located in GNIEZNO, 30
A set of six dining chairs Model J39 designed by one of the most important Danish designers Børge Mogensen for Farstrup in the 1950s. Chairs after comprehensive carpentry and upholst...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen

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Fabric, Beech

Vintage Danish Teak Nightstand Bedside Table by Børge Mogensen for Søborg Møbler
By Børge Mogensen, Soborg Mobler
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern bedside table nightstand designed by Borge Mogensen for Soborg Mobler, circa 1950s. This unique piece is made of old growth teak and...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen

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Teak

Børge Mogensen Two-Seat Sofa
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Børge Mogensen two-seat sofa with original patinated brwon leather upholstery. Legs of teak. Model 2212, made by Fredericia Furniture. Matching three seater, pair of lounge chairs...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen

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Leather, Teak

Børge Mogensen Two-Seat Sofa
Børge Mogensen Two-Seat Sofa
H 29.93 in W 63 in D 31.89 in
Børge Mogensen Three-Seat Sofa
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Børge Mogensen three-seat sofa with original patinated brown leather upholstery. Legs of teak. Model 2213, made by Fredericia Furniture. Matching two seater, lounge chairs and ott...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen

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Leather, Teak

Børge Mogensen Three-Seat Sofa
Børge Mogensen Three-Seat Sofa
H 29.93 in W 86.62 in D 31.89 in
Mid Century Danish Green Leather Lounge Chair by Borge Mogensen
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Located in Detroit, MI
This vintage mid century Danish modern green Model 2207 club chair was designed by Børge Mogensen in 1963 and made in Denmark by Fredericia. This Mogensen lounge chair has a classic ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Børge Mogensen

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Leather, Teak

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Borge Mogensen Spanish Chair
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Borge Mogensen Spanish Chair
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Although Børge Mogensen (1914–72) conceived of his Spanish chair after a 1958 inspiring trip to Spain (hence its name), where the use of robust leather as a part of seat construction is integral to a national legacy of furniture making, the Danish designer had been by then long occupied with making practical and functional furniture that could be of use in one’s home every day. Mogensen studied under Kaare Klint at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and began his career as a teaching assis...
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Borge Mogensen Model 2207 Lounge Chair
Average Price
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Animal Skin, Leather, Wood, Hardwood, Teak, Mahogany
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Børge Mogensen furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Børge Mogensen furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Børge Mogensen furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 627 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 104 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Børge Mogensen were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Arne Jacobsen, Arne Vodder, and Kai Kristiansen. Prices for Børge Mogensen furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $90 and can go as high as $199,755, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,896.

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