Set of 6 Early Borge Morgensen Original Shaker Chairs

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

Set of 6 Early Borge Morgensen Original Shaker Chairs

Details

  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Materials and Techniques
    Oak
    Cane
  • Condition
    Good. Original caning. Wood has been restored.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    31 in. H x 19 in. W x 16 in. D
    79 cm H x 48 cm W x 41 cm D
  • Seat Height
    18 in. (46 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Number of Items
    6
  • Reference Number
    14013080601797

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

1stdibs seller since 2005

Typical response time: 3 hours

Located in Los Angeles, CA

Associations:
  • 20th Century Specialists

More from this Seller

Cruz Dining Chair by Lawson-Fenning
Cruz Dining Chair by Lawson-Fenning
Lawson-Fenning
Brass, Oak
Cruz dining chairs by Lawson-Fenning. Also available to order in customers own material with a 6-8 week lead time. To order: $1,275 COM.
Pair of Danish Oak Lounge Chairs by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia Stolefabrik
Pair of Danish Oak Lounge Chairs by Børge Mogensen...
Børge Mogensen
Oak
Pair of danish oak lounge chairs by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia Stolefabrik.
Set of 6 Italian Teak Dining Chairs attributed to Vittorio Dassi
Set of 6 Italian Teak Dining Chairs attributed to ...
Vittorio Dassi
Set of 6 Italian teak dining chairs attributed to Vittorio Dassi. New upholstery. Completely refinished and restored.
Pair of Walnut Chairs by Richard Patterson
Pair of Walnut Chairs by Richard Patterson
Richard Patterson
Pair of walnut chairs by Richard Patterson.
Pair of Box Chairs by Lawson-Fenning
Pair of Box Chairs by Lawson-Fenning
Lawson-Fenning
Pair of Box chairs by Lawson-Fenning upholstered in Zak & Fox Fabric Also available to order to order in Customer's Own Materials with a 6-8 week lead time. As shown: $4,560 To ...
Pair of Ojai Lounge Chairs by Lawson-Fenning
Pair of Ojai Lounge Chairs by Lawson-Fenning
Lawson-Fenning
Leather, Oak
Pair of Ojai lounge chairs by Lawson-Fenning. Black leather and solid oiled oak. Available to order in different finishes and in Customer's Own Material with a 10-12 week lead time.
Pair of Curved Back Swivel Chairs by Lawson-Fenning
Pair of Curved Back Swivel Chairs by Lawson-Fennin...
Lawson-Fenning
Pair of curved back swivel chairs by Lawson-Fenning. Also available to order in customer's own materials with a 6-8 week lead time. As shown: $2,235 each To order: $1,850 each....
Thin Frame Lounge Chair by Lawson Fenning
Thin Frame Lounge Chair by Lawson Fenning
Lawson-Fenning
Brass
Thin frame lounge chair by Lawson Fenning. Set of four available. Also available to order in customers own material with a 6-8 week lead time. As shown: $1,275 To order: $975 +...
Morro Dining Chair by Lawson-Fenning
Morro Dining Chair by Lawson-Fenning
Lawson-Fenning
Leather, Oak
Morro dining chair by Lawson-Fenning. Includes removable seat cushion. Also available in black, chocolate, or caramel leather options and in customers own material with a 6-8 we...
Morro Dining Chair by Lawson-Fenning
Morro Dining Chair by Lawson-Fenning
Lawson-Fenning
Oak
Morro dining chair by Lawson-Fenning Available to order in customer's own material with a 6-8 week lead time As shown: $1,450 To order: $1,350 + COM.
Cruz Dining Chair by Lawson-Fenning
Cruz Dining Chair by Lawson-Fenning
Lawson-Fenning
Leather, Oak
Cruz dining chair by Lawson-Fenning in ebonized oak and leather. Two in stock. Also available in various finishes with a 10-12 week lead time. As shown: $1,455 each. To order: $1,2...
Cruz Dining Chair by Lawson-Fenning
Cruz Dining Chair by Lawson-Fenning
Lawson-Fenning
Brass, Walnut
Cruz dining chair by Lawson-Fenning. Set of four available. Also available to order with a 10-12 week lead time. As shown: $1,335. To order: $1,275 + COM.