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Børge Mogensen Furniture

Børge Mogensen (Denmark, 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” (1959) 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 these pages, 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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Set of Børge Mogensen 'Hunting' Chairs, Model 3237
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful set of four Børge Mogensen 'Hunting' chairs, model no. 3237 for Fredericia Furniture, with saddle leather on oak frames, great patina.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Furniture

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Leather, Oak

Set of Børge Mogensen 'Hunting' Chairs, Model 3237
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Furniture

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Leather, Oak

Børge Mogensen, Model 2254 Lounge Chair, 1956
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Furniture

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Leather, Oak, Upholstery

Børge Mogensen Dining Chairs, Model 122, 1950
By Børge Mogensen, Soborg Mobler
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Furniture

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Beech, Teak

Børge Mogensen Model #2208 Two-Seat Sofa
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Furniture

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Leather, Mahogany, Down

Børge Mogensen Serving Cart, Model 5370
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Furniture

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Metal

Børge Mogensen Bm71 Library Table for Frederica A/S
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Furniture

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Brass, Mahogany

Børge Mogensen BM72 Library Chairs for Frederica A/S
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Furniture

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Leather, Mahogany

Børge Mogensen Dining Chairs, 1950
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Furniture

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Upholstery, Oak

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Set of Børge Mogensen 'Hunting' Chairs, Model 3237
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Furniture

Materials

Leather, Oak

Børge Mogensen Dining Chairs, Model 122, 1950
By Børge Mogensen, Soborg Mobler
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Beech, Teak

Børge Mogensen Dining Chairs, 1950
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Børge Mogensen, Model 2254 Lounge Chair, 1956
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Furniture

Materials

Leather, Oak, Upholstery

Børge Mogensen Serving Cart, Model 5370
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Furniture

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Metal

Børge Mogensen Model #2208 Two-Seat Sofa
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Furniture

Materials

Leather, Mahogany, Down

Børge Mogensen BM72 Library Chairs for Frederica A/S
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Furniture

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Børge Mogensen Bm71 Library Table for Frederica A/S
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Category

1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Furniture

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Brass, Mahogany

Set of Four Ilmari Tapiovaara Dining Chairs
By Ilmari Tapiovaara, Edsby-verken
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Furniture

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Set of Four Rustic Wooden Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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19th Century Swedish Rustic Antique Børge Mogensen Furniture

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Set of Four Charles and Ray Eames La Fonda Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Furniture

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Upholstery, Fiberglass, Aluminum

Set of Six Eames DSX Dining Chairs for Herman Miller, 1960
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Furniture

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