1 of 5 images

'Spanish Chair' in Cognac Leather by Borge Mogensen for Fredericia

About

This is a lovely untouched example in well patinated cognac leather, it has a few stains and marks as one would expect from a 50 year old original chair! No rips or tears in the leather and the oak frame is in fine condition.   

Details

  • Condition
    Fair.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 31.5 in. x W 32.29 in. x D 25.6 in.

    H 80 cm x W 82 cm x D 65 cm

  • Seller location
    Little Burstead, GB
  • Reference number
    LU210039458403

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • 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

Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2016
Typical response time: 2 hrs
Located in Little Burstead, GB
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries

More From This Seller
Tan Leather and Oak 'Spanish Chair' by Børge Mo...
Børge Mogensen, Fredericia Stolefabrik
Danish Lounge Chairs
Leather, Oak
A nice original early example of this highly desirable lounge.
Early Original 'Spanish Chair by Borge Mogensen...
Børge Mogensen, Fredericia Stolefabrik
Danish Lounge Chairs
Leather, Oak
A good early example of this highly desirable lounge chair.
Cognac Leather Egg Chair and Footstool by Arne ...
Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Danish Lounge Chairs
Aluminum, Leather
A very nice example, in great condition, leather has no holes or tears and foam is still soft and not crumbling, overall a very cool comfortable example of this ultra Classic piece o...
Cognac Leather 'Seagull' Chair and Ottoman by G...
Fritz Hansen, Gosta Berg, Stenerik Eriksson
Danish Lounge Chairs
Leather, Chrome
A stunning example of this most beautifull and sculptural swivel lounge chair and Ottoman in the most sought after Cognac leather in extremely good condition Designed by Gosta Berg a...
You May Also Like
Borge Mogensen "Spanish" Chair in Cognac Leathe...
Børge Mogensen, Fredericia Stolefabrik
Danish Lounge Chairs
Leather, Oak
Iconic "Spanish" chair by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia Stolefabrik, Denmark, 1958. Solid oak frame with cognac saddle leather all in very good original condition. Slight traces of u...
Borge Mogensen "Spanish" Chair in Cognac Leathe...
Børge Mogensen, Fredericia Stolefabrik
Danish Lounge Chairs
Leather, Oak
Iconic "Spanish" chair by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia Stolefabrik, Denmark 1958. Solid oak frame with cognac saddle leather all in very good original condition. Slight traces of us...
Børge Mogensen Lounge Chair Model 2207 in Red L...
Børge Mogensen, Fredericia Stolefabrik
Danish Lounge Chairs
Leather, Beech
Børge Mogensen lounge chair model 2207 in red leather For Fredericia. This is the real deal in a rare to find color. Admirable patina throughout with some color fading and wear, but ...
Børge Mogensen "Spanish" Chair, Designed 1958, ...
Børge Mogensen, Fredericia Stolefabrik
Danish Lounge Chairs
Leather, Oak
Børge Mogensen "Spanish" chair, designed 1958, produced by Fredericia Stolefabrik 1967 Børge Mogensen "Spanish" chair, designed in 1958 and produced by Fredericia...
Børge Mogensen Spanish Chair, Designed 1958, Pr...
Børge Mogensen, Fredericia Stolefabrik
Danish Lounge Chairs
Leather, Oak
Børge Mogensen "Spanish" chair, designed 1958, produced by Fredericia Stolefabrik 1967 Børge Mogensen "Spanish" chair, designed in 1958 and produced by Fredericia Stolefabrik, solid ...
Børge Mogensen 'Spanish Chair' in Solid Oak and...
Børge Mogensen, Fredericia Stolefabrik
Danish Armchairs
Leather, Oak
'Spanish Chair' in solid oak and cognac leather by Børge Mogensen. Manufactured by Fredericia Furniture, Denmark, circa 1950. This design by Borge Mogensen has a strong appearance...
Borge Mogensen Model 2207 Lounge Chair in Black...
Børge Mogensen, Fredericia Stolefabrik
Danish Lounge Chairs
Leather, Teak, Down
Perhaps one the most Classic and iconic Danish lounge chair by Borge Mogensen. The model 2207 was designed in 1963 and manufactured by Fredericia Stolefabrik. Due to its timeless and...
Borge Mogensen Pair of "Spanish" Chair in Cogna...
Børge Mogensen, Fredericia Stolefabrik
Danish Lounge Chairs
Leather, Oak
Iconic pair of "Spanish" chairs by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia Stolefabrik, Denmark, 1958. Solid oak frame with cognac saddle leather all in very good original condition. Slight tr...