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Børge Mogensen Dining Chairs for FDB Møbler 1940s, Set of 8

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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, Børge Mogensen was appointed as head of FDB's furniture office, where he would realize the vision of functional modern furniture for the general broad population. FDB bought Tarm Stole- og Møbelfabrik (Chair and Furniture Factory) in 1947 in order to control the production process through carefully coordinated collaboration between design, manufacturing, marketing and logistics. A 35 minut long comercial told the story about A bright and happy future for a young couple that, "finally, as they spot the beautiful, simple FDB furniture, can look forward to a bright and happy future." Børge Mogensen resigned as leader in 1950. Good vintage condition. Patinated with signs of wear consistent with age and use. Dimensions armchairs: W x D x H - 56 x 50 x 86,5 cm Seat hight: 44,5 Dimensions dining chairs: W x D x H - 45 x 48 x 83 cm Seat hight: 44,5 Price for the set.

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  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 34.06 in. x W 22.05 in. x D 19.69 in.H 86.5 cm x W 56 cm x D 50 cm
  • Seat Height
    17.52 in. (44.5 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Vordingborg, DK
  • Sold As
    Set of 8
  • Reference Number
    LU3745112597262
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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.

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