Dining Chairs by Borge Mogensen For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 9 images

Dining Chairs by Borge Mogensen

About

A side chair with a solid beech frame and a seat and back of molded teak plywood. Most bear makers mark.

Details

  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
    MoldedTeak,Beech
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 30.5 in. x W 19.5 in. x D 17 in.H 77.47 cm x W 49.53 cm x D 43.18 cm
  • Seat Height
    17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    6537.001
  • Reference Number
    U12110589031305
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

    Some items may require special handling and packaging. Request a shipping quote to see what options are available to your destination.

  • 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
Recognized
Gold Seller
1stdibs seller since 2010
Located in New York, NY
Associations:
20th Century Specialists
More From This Seller
Dining Chair by Finn Juhl, Model 86
$3,800 / item
Dining Chair by Finn Juhl, Model 86
Finn Juhl, Soren Willadsen Mobelfabrik
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Oak, Teak
A sculptural oak framed Model 86 dining chair by Finn Juhl. The Scandinavian Modern style chair features a rounded teak handle back and original black leather upholstery. Crafted in ...
Dining Chair by Edward Wormley
$4,800 / item
Dining Chair by Edward Wormley
Dunbar, Edward Wormley
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
A sinuous upholstered dining chair on tapered legs.
Set of Four Teak Dining Chairs by Hans Wegner
Set of Four Teak Dining Chairs by Hans Wegner
A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Teak, Leather
A rare set of four (4) armless dining chairs retaining the original green oxhide upholstery.
Set of Six Teak Dining Chairs by Jacob Kjaer
Set of Six Teak Dining Chairs by Jacob Kjaer
Jacob Kjær
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Teak, Leather
A set of six unique dining chair of smaller scale having a teak frame and curved seat and back both upholstered in leather.
You May Also Like
Børge Mogensen Set of Model 122 Chairs by Søborg
Børge Mogensen Set of Model 122 Chairs by Søborg
Børge Mogensen, Soborg Mobelfabrik
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs
Birch, Teak
These beautiful side chairs by Børge Mogensen for Søborg show the global influence of Charles and Ray Eames' molded plywood designs. Mogensen combines a teak seat and back with a bi...
1970s Borge Mogensen Set of Six Model 3241 Dining Chairs in Oak
1970s Borge Mogensen Set of Six Model 3241 Dini...
Børge Mogensen, Frederecia Furniture
Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Oak
Set of six model 3241 dining chairs in oak designed in 1968 by Børge Mogensen for Frederecia Stolefabrik. The chairs and upholstery are in very good condition.
Six Børge Mogensen Dining Chairs
$800 / item
Six Børge Mogensen Dining Chairs
Børge Mogensen
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Upholstery, Oak
Wonderful set of six Børge Mogensen dining chairs, organically shaped solid oak frames with gray/greenish upholstery, model 233, designed in 1956.
Borge Mogensen "Spanish Dining Chair", Midcentury
Borge Mogensen "Spanish Dining Chair", Midcentury
Børge Mogensen, Fredericia Stolefabrik
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather
Chair by Borge Mogensen, manufactured by Fredericia. It has a solid oak frame and saddle leather seat and backrest. In order to give more comfortable back support the leather at the ...
Børge Mogensen Dining Chairs, Model 122, 1950
Børge Mogensen Dining Chairs, Model 122, 1950
Børge Mogensen, Soborg Mobler
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Beech, Teak
Wonderful set of 'Søborg' model 122 dining chairs by Børge Mogensen for Soborg Mobler with teak plywood shell seats and back rests on a beech wood frame in wonderful condition.
Set of Six Borge Mogensen Dining Chairs
$15,500 / set
Set of Six Borge Mogensen Dining Chairs
Børge Mogensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Oak
A set of six elegant curved back conference or dining chairs by Borge Mogensen for Fredericia Furniture, model #3245. Oak frames and dark brown leather seat and back. In addition we ...
Borge Mogensen Soborg Dining Chairs Denmark 1950
Borge Mogensen Soborg Dining Chairs Denmark 1950
Børge Mogensen
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Beech, Teak
Fantastic set of 6 plywood dining chairs designed by Borge Mogensen and manufactured by Soborg Mobelfabrik, Denmark 1949. These amazing chairs are made of teak plywood seats and back...
Børge Mogensen Dining Chairs by Søborg Møbler in Denmark
Børge Mogensen Dining Chairs by Søborg Møbler i...
Børge Mogensen
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Steel, Teak
Rare set of four dining chairs designed by Børge Mogensen. Produced by Søborg Møbler in Denmark.

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries