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Set of Six Borge Mogensen J39 Shaker Oak and Papercord Dining Chairs, Denmark


A set of six dining chairs designed by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia This enduring design is Mogensen's most popular and has been produced since its inception in 1947. Originally designed for the Danish co-operative FDB while Mogensen was the head of furniture design. It is a classic and straight forward design inspired by the American Shaker movement and would fit in almost any surroundings. These examples are constructed from solid oak and are in original distressed vintage condition preserving a beautiful old patina It is a sturdy lifespan design and the entire frame is constructed from solid wood and employs a woven paper cord seat.  


  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Fair. Distressed paperboard with a beautiful patinated oak frame, still firm and functional 1 chair has a repair to the backrest Detailed condition report available upon request.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions

    H 76 in. x W 48.5 in. x D 43.5 in.

    H 193.04 cm x W 123.19 cm x D 110.49 cm

  • Seat height
    45 in. (114.3 cm)
  • Seller location
    bergen op zoom, NL
  • Sold As
    Set of 6
  • Reference number

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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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