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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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Spanish Chair
Spanish Chair
Model 2207 Lounge Chair
Model 2207 Lounge Chair
Hunting Chair
Hunting Chair
Børge Mogensen Desk Organizer, Karl Andersson & Söner, Sweden, 1950s
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Hägersten, SE
Desk organizer designed by Børge Mogensen. Produced in Sweden by Karl Andersson & Söner during the 1950s. Made from solid light oak with insert boxes in red, white and grey/green pai...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen

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Oak

Plywood and Steel Chair by Børge Mogensen, Søborg Møbelfabrik, Denmark, 1953
By Børge Mogensen
Located in London Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire
A plywood and steel chair by Børge Mogensen manufactured by Søborg Møbelfabrik, Denmark, 1953. In good original condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, we have not...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Børge Mogensen

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Steel

Borge Mogensen Pair of Model 3242 Oak Side or Armchairs for Fredricia
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Ridgefield, CT
Very elegant pair of armchairs model 3242 designed by Borge Mogensen for Fredericia Stolefabrik, Denmark in the 1960s. Very modern and clean profile expressed in a design that was ah...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen

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Oak, Linen

Børge Mogensen Model 3233 Oak Armchair by Fredericia Stolefabric, Denmark
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Voorburg, NL
Solid and stylish oak armchair from the 1960s designed by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia Stolefabrik of Denmark. Clean open profile with a solid oak frame. Overall excellent condition...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Børge Mogensen

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Oak, Upholstery

Børge Mogensen Coffee Table 'a'
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Coffee table designed by Børge Mogensen in 1956. The table is made in solid oak and has an interesting base construction. Surfaces and legs are in very good condition. Manufactured b...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen

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Oak

  • Børge Mogensen Coffee Table 'a'
  • Børge Mogensen Coffee Table 'a'
  • Børge Mogensen Coffee Table 'a'
  • Børge Mogensen Coffee Table 'a'
H 17.33 in. W 70.87 in. D 23.63 in.
Børge Mogensen Rocking Chair Model 2268 in Mahogany and Alcantara for Fredericia
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Elegant rocking chair (Model 2268) designed by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia Stølefabrik, Denmark. Solid mahogany wooden frame with loose cushions in Alcantara upholstery. All in ver...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Spanish Chair by Børge Mogensen
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in London, GB
Beautiful example of the famous Spanish chair model 2226, one of the most iconic designs by Børge Mogensen. Manufactured by Fredericia Stolefabrik. Solid oak armchair with seat and b...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen

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Leather, Oak

  • Spanish Chair by Børge Mogensen
  • Spanish Chair by Børge Mogensen
  • Spanish Chair by Børge Mogensen
  • Spanish Chair by Børge Mogensen
H 26.78 in. W 32.68 in. D 24.41 in.
Børge Mogensen Oak Sideboard for P. Lauritzen & Son
By P. Lauritsen & Son 1, Børge Mogensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Børge Mogensen oak sideboard mounted on runner frame, front with two foldable doors. Executed by P. Lauritsen & Søn.
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Modern Børge Mogensen

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Oak

  • Børge Mogensen Oak Sideboard for P. Lauritzen & Son
  • Børge Mogensen Oak Sideboard for P. Lauritzen & Son
  • Børge Mogensen Oak Sideboard for P. Lauritzen & Son
  • Børge Mogensen Oak Sideboard for P. Lauritzen & Son
H 35.44 in. W 54.34 in. D 19.69 in.
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Børge Mogensen Furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Børge Mogensen Furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of Børge Mogensen furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular.. In stock are 492 vintage editions of these items, while there are 70 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Børge Mogensen were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Scandinavian modern style. Many customers also consider furniture from Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen and Ib Kofod-Larsen if you’re looking for additional options. Prices for Børge Mogensen furniture can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $75 and tops out at $47,264, while pieces like these can sell for $4,750 on average.