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Spanish Chair

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The Spanish 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 Hunting Chair is also available in this collection. Made In 1958, Mogensen once again used solid wood and saddle leather to create the Spanish Chair. On a journey through Spain, Mogensen had noticed a traditional type of chair with wide armrests, common in areas influenced by ancient Islamic culture. Mogensen combined this notion with his earlier works and signature functionalism. The wooden construction of the Spanish Chair is formed with geometrical precision, achieving a sturdy design with exceptional durability and enduring character. Back home in Denmark, Mogensen presented the Spanish Chair at the Copenhagen Cabinet-makers Guild’s Exhibition. The broad armrests serve as a practical place to place a glass or ashtray, allowing the user to dispense with occasional tables or other furniture from the surrounding area. In doing so he achieved a more open and informal space for relaxing and conversing.

Customization Options

Available in various solid wood and leather options. Please contact Siglo Moderno for additional information.

Details

  • Creator
    Børge Mogensen (Designer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 26.3 in. (66.81 cm)Width: 32.4 in. (82.3 cm)Depth: 23.6 in. (59.95 cm)Seat Height: 12.9 in. (32.77 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1958
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU907311094283

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    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
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About the Design

Spanish Chair

Designed by Børge Mogensen
Although Børge Mogensen (1914–72) conceived of his Spanish chair after a 1958 inspiring trip to Spain (hence its name), where the use of robust leather as a part of seat construction is integral to a national legacy of furniture making, the Danish designer had been by then long occupied with making practical and functional furniture that could be of use in one’s home every day. Mogensen studied under Kaare Klint at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and began his career as a teaching assistant to the Scandinavian design master. Not long after Mogensen participated in MoMA’s famous "International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design" in 1948, he opened his own design studio. He began to collaborate with architect Andreas Graversen, who bought the manufacturer Fredericia Furniture in 1955. Graversen’s acquisition launched a long tradition of producing Mogensen’s furniture at Fredericia, and in 1958, the manufacturer introduced the Spanish chair, which is today one of Mogensen’s most recognizable designs. The Spanish chair exemplifies Mogensen’s proclivity toward working with simple, natural materials. The wood-and-leather sling chair also references the designer’s longtime fascination with Japanese woodworking and reveals his dedication to designing for ultimate comfort. With its sturdy, unpretentious frame of solid oak and its back and seat in supple saddle leather attached with adjustable straps, the Spanish chair is indeed one of the most comfort-conscious chairs on the planet. But it can’t help being beautiful, too: Contrast stitching on the leather and the juxtaposition of its smooth surface with the frame’s wood grain make it an unintentional statement piece. The Spanish chair is still produced by Fredericia Furniture.
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