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Børge Mogensen 2256 Oak Sled Lounge Chairs in Cane, 1956, Fredericia, Denmark

US$8,445.71per set

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A pair of Børge Mogensen lounge chairs, in cane, designed in 1956, model number 2256 for Fredericia Stolefabrik. Pieces in cane are rare and are early production. Consisting of cubical frames made of solid oak with finger joints. Newly reupholstered in fluffy wool, mohair, and alpaca Pierre Frey fabric. The seat cushion can be fixed with a leather strap attached to the frame. The cane is mostly original, with odd professional repairs, at the time of listing and after close inspection, the cane is in good order but due to age will require periodic attention. The frames have been sympathetically and lightly restored and retain a great level of patina and coloring.

Details

  • Creator
    Fredericia (Manufacturer),Børge Mogensen (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 75 cm (29.53 in.)Width: 70 cm (27.56 in.)Depth: 70 cm (27.56 in.)Seat Height: 35 cm (13.78 in.)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Rewoven. Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages. In good condition having had gentle restoration whilst retaining as much patina as possible. Do expect some quirks and signs of use. Some repairs to cane, one seat cane replaced - a degree of ongoing maintenance of cane should be expected.
  • Seller Location
    London Road, Baldock, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 20481stDibs: LU2364324320942

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    Ships From: Baldock, United Kingdom
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About the Designer

Børge Mogensen

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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