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The Hunting Chair

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The Hunting chair frame is available in various solid wood options: oak black lacquered, oak standard lacquer, oak smoked and oiled, oak soap treated, oak oil treated clear, and oak white oiled. The saddle leather seat and back are available in three options: black colored saddle leather, vegetable tanned natural saddle leather, and cognac color saddle leather. The chair is made to order and the lead time is 10-14 weeks. The Spanish Chair is also available in this collection. In 1950, the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild’s exhibition presented furniture under the theme ”A Hunting Lodge”, in which Mogensen had, for the first time, designed furniture using a solid wood framework with saddle leather forming the seat and back. This methodology was inspired from medieval Spanish furniture construction, something that Mogensen would return to time and time again. The materials used for The Spanish Chair and Hunting Chair are of the finest selection and execution, from the quarter-sawn solid oak, to the vegetable tanned leathers and brass buckles. The rustic combination of materials develops a special patina that only becomes more stunning with time.

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Various wood and leather options available. Please contact Siglo Moderno for additional information.

Details

  • Creator
    Børge Mogensen (Designer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 26.3 in. (66.81 cm)Width: 27.7 in. (70.36 cm)Depth: 34.2 in. (86.87 cm)Seat Height: 11 in. (27.94 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU907311094443

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    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
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About the Design

Hunting Chair

Designed by Børge Mogensen
With an exposed oak frame and a saddle leather seat and back, the Hunting chair by Børge Mogensen (1914–72) bears a striking resemblance to the kind of rustic furniture you might find in the American West, but its comely, low-slung profile is an attribute that connects it squarely to Danish modernism. Alongside greats such as Arne Jacobsen and Finn Juhl, Mogensen was a pioneer of this movement — he was an artisan who wanted to create long-lasting and practical furniture that could be of use every day. Born in Aalborg, Mogensen moved to Denmark's capital city of Copenhagen to study cabinetmaking. He began his design career as a teaching assistant to Kaare Klint, under whom he studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, then moved on to manage the studio of furniture maker FDB Møbler. In 1948, ever guided by a desire to create unpretentious furniture, Mogensen, along with friend Hans Wegner, entered the International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design sponsored by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Two years later, Mogensen opened his own private design practice, during which time he developed the Hunting chair as an entry to the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild’s autumn exhibition, fittingly themed “The Hunting Lodge.” In 1952, Mogensen began collaborating with Andreas Graversen, who would eventually go on to acquire Fredericia Furniture in 1955. The two worked collaboratively throughout the rest of Mogensen’s life on revered designs such as the Spanish chair, one of Mogensen’s most famous works. Graversen and Mogensen were awarded the Danish Furniture Prize in 1971, while Mogensen went on in 1972 to be awarded the prestigious C.F. Hansen Medal — the highest honor bestowed upon architects in Denmark. Mogensen’s furniture was incredibly functional in nature and designed specifically for mass industrial production — he was inspired by the era’s technological advancements but desired to keep his works modest and humble for the average homeowner. His signature aesthetic was simplicity, and the Hunting chair, which offers sleek rounded armrests as part of what was his first design to feature an exposed wooden frame, remains popular for its portability and for being very comfortable. Today, the chair is still produced by Fredericia and is available with different oak finishes and either black or natural saddle leather seats.
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