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Børge Mogensen (Denmark, 1914–72)
Børge Mogensen (Denmark, 1914–72)

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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Bookcase by Børge Mogensen for C. M. Madsen, Denmark, 1950s
By C.M. Madsen, Børge Mogensen
Located in Utrecht, NL
This impressive bookcase designed by Børge Mogensen reflects the Danish designer’s aesthetic that was clean and highly functional, creating pieces that stand out despite their restra...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Bookcases

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Wood

Børge Mogensen Danish Mid-Century Modern Oak Bookcase Cabinet Over Dresser
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Shippensburg, PA
An incredibly striking bookcase cabinet from the third quarter of the 20th century, the form is a well documented design by Børge Mogensen with his iconic sculpted oak pulls set in t...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Børge Mogensen Bookcases

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Glass, Wood, Oak

Børge Mogensen 4 Paneled Shelving and Storage Cabinet in Wood and Glass
By Børge Mogensen
Located in West Hollywood, CA
A teak Scandinavian Modern wall unit designed by Børge Mogensen, Sweden. Features adjustable shelves, sliding glass and blind door storage. Unit consists of 8 module and interchangea...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Børge Mogensen Bookcases

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Teak

Midcentury "China" Bookcase in Oak by Børge Mogensen, Made in Denmark
By Børge Mogensen, C.M. Madsen
Located in Lejre, DK
China bookcase in oak. Designed by MAA. Børge Mogensen in 1958, this piece is made by CM Madsen Cabinetmakers Denmark in the 1960s. Great original condition.
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Bookcases

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Oak

1960s Børge Mogensen Danish Teak Cabinet Bookcase, Denmark
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Praha, CZ
- Bookcase can be separated from cabinet - Adjustable shelves - The item has been carefully refurbished.   
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Bookcases

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Teak

Two Bookcases by Børge Mogensen for C. M. Madsen, Denmark, 1950s
By Børge Mogensen, C.M. Madsen
Located in Utrecht, NL
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Bookcases

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Rosewood

Bookcase by Børge Mogensen for C. M. Madsen, Denmark, 1950s
By Børge Mogensen, C.M. Madsen
Located in Utrecht, NL
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Bookcases

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Wood

Borge Mogensen Teak Wall Unit / Bookcase
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Fulton, CA
A teak Scandinavian Modern wall unit designed by Børge Mogensen for Karl Andersson & Sonner, Sweden. Features adjustable shelves, sliding glass and blind door storage. Unit consists ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Børge Mogensen Bookcases

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Teak, Glass

"China" Bookcase in Teak and Oak by Børge Mogensen
By C.M. Madsen, Børge Mogensen
Located in Lejre, DK
Bookcase in oiled teak on a solid oak base. Designed by MAA. Børge Mogensen in 1958, this piece is made by CM Madsen cabinetmakers Denmark in the 1960s. Great original condition.
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Bookcases

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Oak, Teak

Børge Mogensen Teak Bookcase with Sliding Glass Doors
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Børge Mogensen teak bookcase for Aalborg, Denmark, circa 1950s. The cabinet features a slender teak exterior frame and tapered turned legs. It has glass sliding door openings and fou...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Bookcases

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Glass, Teak

"China" Bookcase in Teak and Oak by Børge Mogensen
By Børge Mogensen, C.M. Madsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Low China bookcase in oiled teak on a soap finished oak base. Designed by MAA. Børge Mogensen in 1958, this piece is made by CM Madsen cabinetmakers Denmark in the 1960s. Great origi...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Bookcases

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Oak, Teak

Massive Borge Mogensen Teak Wall Unit
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Berkeley, CA
Massive teak wallunit designed by Borge Mogensen for Soborg Mobelfabik, Denmark. This fully interchangeable wall system is crafted of old-growth teak, and consists of twelve cabinets...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Børge Mogensen Bookcases

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Teak

Børge Mogensen Bookcases Produced by C.M. Madsen in Denmark
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Malmo, SE
A pair of bookcases designed by Børge Mogensen. Produced by C. M. Madsen in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Bookcases

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Teak

Midcentury Display Cabinet in Oak by Børge Mogensen, Swedish Modern 1960s
By Børge Mogensen, Karl Anderson
Located in Lejre, DK
Low vitrine in oak with adjustable shelves. Designed by Danish architect Børge Mogensen for Karl Andersson cabinetmakers. Made in Sweden in the 1960s. Great original condition.
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Bookcases

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Glass, Oak

Midcentury "China" Bookcase in Oak by Børge Mogensen, Made in Denmark
By Børge Mogensen, C.M. Madsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Low China bookcase in oak. Designed by MAA. Børge Mogensen in 1958, this piece is made by CM Madsen Cabinetmakers Denmark in the 1960s. Great original condition.
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Bookcases

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Oak

Tall "China" Bookcase by Børge Mogensen
By C.M. Madsen, Børge Mogensen
Located in Lejre, DK
The "China" bookcase in teak with solid oak base. Designed by MAA. Børge Mogensen in 1954, this piece is made by CM Madsen cabinetmakers Denmark in the 1960s. Great original conditio...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Bookcases

Pair of Mid-Century Vitrines in Oak by Børge Mogensen, Made in Sweden
By Børge Mogensen, Karl Anderson
Located in Lejre, DK
Pair of low vitrine cabinets in oak with adjustable shelves. Designed by Danish architect Børge Mogensen for Karl Andersson cabinetmakers. Made in Sweden in the 1960s. Great original...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Bookcases

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Glass, Oak

Midcentury Vitrine in Oak by Børge Mogensen, Made in Sweden
By Børge Mogensen, Karl Anderson
Located in Lejre, DK
Rare low vitrine in oak with adjustable shelves. Designed by Danish architect Børge Mogensen for Karl Andersson cabinetmakers. Made in Sweden in the 1960s. Great original condition.
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Bookcases

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Oak

Tall "China" Bookcase in Oak by Børge Mogensen
By Børge Mogensen, C.M. Madsen
Located in Lejre, DK
The "China" bookcase in patinated oak. Designed by MAA. Børge Mogensen in 1954, this piece is made by CM Madsen Cabinetmakers Denmark in the 1960s. Great original condition.  
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Bookcases

"China" Bookcase by Børge Mogensen
By Børge Mogensen, C.M. Madsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Low China bookcase in oak. Designed by MAA. Børge Mogensen in 1954, this piece is made by CM Madsen Cabinetmakers Denmark in the 1960s. Great original condition.
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Bookcases

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Oak

Tall "China" Bookcase by Børge Mogensen
By C.M. Madsen, Børge Mogensen
Located in Lejre, DK
The "China" bookcase in teak and solid oak frame. Designed by MAA. Børge Mogensen in 1954, this piece is made by CM Madsen Cabinetmakers Denmark in the 1960s. Great original conditio...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Bookcases

Tall "China" Bookcase by Børge Mogensen
By Børge Mogensen, C.M. Madsen
Located in Lejre, DK
The "China" bookcase in patinated oak. Designed by MAA. Børge Mogensen in 1954, this piece is made by CM Madsen Cabinetmakers Denmark in the 1960s. Great original condition. More she...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Bookcases

Børge Mogensen Bookcase Model 291 by Fredericia Stolefabrik in Denmark
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare wall-mounted bookcase model 291 designed by Børge Mogensen. Produced by Fredericia Stolefabrik in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Bookcases

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Pine, Oak, Teak

Børge Mogensen Pair of Oak Bookcases, 1958
By FDB Møbler, Børge Mogensen, C.M. Madsen
Located in Paris, FR
Børge Mogensen pair of oak bookcases with adjustable shelves. Produced by C. M. Madsens for FDB Møbler, circa 1960. Excellent condition. A pair is available. Can be sold individ...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Bookcases

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Brass

High "China" Bookcase by Børge Mogensen
By Børge Mogensen, C.M. Madsen
Located in Lejre, DK
The "China" bookcase in all oak. Designed by MAA. Børge Mogensen in 1958, this piece is made by CM Madsen Cabinetmakers Denmark in the 1960s. Great original condition. More...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen Bookcases

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