Set of Eight Oak and Leather Chairs by Børge Mogensen For Sale
Want more images or videos?
Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 16

Set of Eight Oak and Leather Chairs by Børge Mogensen

About

A set of six side chairs and two armchairs in oak and original patinated leather by Børge Mogensen.

Details

  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 31.5 in. x W 22 in. x D 19.25 in.H 80.01 cm x W 55.88 cm x D 48.9 cm
  • Seat Height
    16.5 in. (41.91 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Sold As
    Set of 8
  • Reference Number
    LU851814542792
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 3 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Børge Mogensen (Designer)

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.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
Platinum
1stdibs seller since 2008
Located in Dallas, TX
More From This Seller
Set of Eight "New" Chairs by George Nakashima
$38,000 / set
Set of Eight "New" Chairs by George Nakashima
George Nakashima
Vintage 1950s Dining Room Chairs
Cherry
A set of eight studio "New" dining chairs by George Nakashima in American black cherry, 1950s. Sold with a “Certificate of Authenticity” from Nakashima Studio.
Set of Ten Dining Chairs by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
Set of Ten Dining Chairs by Edward Wormley for ...
Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s Dining Room Chairs
A set of ten dining chairs with walnut bases. Designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Upholstered in Maharam wool.
Set of Four Dining Chair by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
Set of Four Dining Chair by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbi...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1950s Dining Room Chairs
A set of four dining chairs designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb.
Set of Eight Dining Chairs by Harvey Probber
$12,000 / set
Set of Eight Dining Chairs by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s Dining Room Chairs
Mahogany
A set of eight dining chairs in mahogany and cane. Designed by Harvey Probber. Fully restored.
You May Also Like
Børge Mogensen Set of Six Oak and Leather Dining Chairs, BM 3237, 1960s
Børge Mogensen Set of Six Oak and Leather Dinin...
Børge Mogensen
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Oak
Great and rare set of six BM 3237 "Hunting Chairs" in oak and natural leather. Designed in the 1950s by Borge Mogensen and produced by Fredericia Stolefabrik. This model is no longer...
Børge Mogensen Set of Six Dining Chairs Model 3236 in Oak
Børge Mogensen Set of Six Dining Chairs Model 3...
Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Oak
Børge Mogensen for Fredericia Stolefabrik, set of 6 chairs model 3236, oak and leather, Denmark, 1960s. Set of six dining chairs in oak and black leather upholstery. These chairs ...
Set of Four J39 Oak Dining Chairs by Børge Mogensen for FDB Møbler
Set of Four J39 Oak Dining Chairs by Børge Moge...
Børge Mogensen, FDB Møbler
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Oak, Papercord
A set of four customized dining chairs by Børge Mogensen for FDB Møbler beginning in 1947. The J39 or “People’s Chair,” has a frame of oak dowels, with a wide, curved backrest and a ...
Børge Mogensen Model 537 Oresund Dining Oak Chairs for Karl Andersson Set of 4
Børge Mogensen Model 537 Oresund Dining Oak Cha...
Børge Mogensen, Karl Andersson & Söner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Papercord, Oak
This set of four Model 537 Oresund armchairs was designed by Borge Mogensen and produced by Karl Andersson & Söner since 1955. These chairs are old and the first production. The de...
Set of Eight Rattan Dining Chairs by Børge Mogensen
Set of Eight Rattan Dining Chairs by Børge Moge...
Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Rattan, Oak
Set of eight amazing oak and rattan dining chairs by Børge Mogensen. Beautiful silhouettes and materials. Two of the chairs have armrests.
Børge Mogensen Dining Chairs for FDB Møbler 1940s, Set of 8
Børge Mogensen Dining Chairs for FDB Møbler 194...
Børge Mogensen, FDB Møbler, Tarm Stole
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Beech
Børge Mogensen Dining chairs in solid beech. 2 armchairs and 6 dining chairs. Manufactured by FDB and produced by Tarm Stole- og Møbelfabrik (stamp from both) 1940s. In 1942, Børg...
Børge Mogensen Set of Six Dinning Chairs for Fredericia Furniture
Børge Mogensen Set of Six Dinning Chairs for Fr...
Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Leather, Oak
Børge Mogensen set of six dining chairs in oak and natural tanned leather. Executed by Fredericia Furniture.
J39 Oak Chairs Borge Mogensen
J39 Oak Chairs Borge Mogensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Oak
J39, designed by Børge Mogensen in 1947. This versatile masterpiece is crafted from solid oakwood and features a handwoven seat in natural paper c. Also now as the peoples chair. The...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries