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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
Set of 4 ‘J39’ Dining Chairs by Børge Mogensen for FDB Møbler, Denmark, 1960s
By Børge Mogensen, FDB Møbler
Located in Antwerp, BE
Set of 4 model ‘J39’ dining chairs by Børge Mogensen for FDB Møbler, Denmark 1960’s. These chairs are made out of oak and got its original handwoven paper cord seats. Due to its diff...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen

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Papercord, Oak

Børge Mogensen, Armchairs in Oak and Woven Cane, BM-62, Denmark, 1957
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in DE
A set of 2 Børge Mogensen dining chairs BM-62 in solid oak and woven cane from 1957. Manufactured by Frederica Stolefabrik in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen

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Cane, Oak

BM5568 Deck Chair with Cushion by Børge Mogensen
By Børge Mogensen, Carl Hansen & Søn
Located in New York, NY
Originally developed in the 1960s for his private balcony, Børge Mogensen’s deck chair is reintroduced for 2020 and beyond. With its folding function and angled frame, the BM5568 dec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Børge Mogensen

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Wood

Borge Mogensen Kupe Sofa Model 2193 Fredericia Denmark 1965
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Stunning wingback sofa model 2193 designed by Borge Mogensen and manufactured by Fredericia Stolefabrik, Denmark 1965. This sofa has solid teak wooden legs and beautiful cognac leath...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen

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Leather, Teak

High "China" Bookcase by Børge Mogensen
By C.M. Madsen, Børge Mogensen
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 shelves a...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Børge Mogensen

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Oak

  • High "China" Bookcase by Børge Mogensen
  • High "China" Bookcase by Børge Mogensen
  • High "China" Bookcase by Børge Mogensen
  • High "China" Bookcase by Børge Mogensen
H 63 in. W 48.04 in. D 10.24 in.
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

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

  • Tall "China" Bookcase by Børge Mogensen
  • Tall "China" Bookcase by Børge Mogensen
  • Tall "China" Bookcase by Børge Mogensen
  • Tall "China" Bookcase by Børge Mogensen
H 63 in. W 48.04 in. D 10.24 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. We stock 489 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. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Ib Kofod-Larsen, Arne Jacobsen and Arne Vodder. Børge Mogensen furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$75 and tops out at US$46,249, while pieces like these can sell for US$4,714.

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