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Børge Mogensen Model 211 Oak Wood Sofa for Fredericia Stolefabrik

$5,850

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Early vintage model 211 sofa designed by brilliant Danish architect Børge Mogensen in collaboration with the workshop of Fredericia Stolefabrik in Denmark during the 1950s. Mogensen's philosophy for this line was servicing functionalism and comfort to create a new style using oakwood for a clean aesthetic. Featuring also is its practical use of loose cushions newly redone in a soft tweed fabric with a new high-density foam interior. Contrasting beautifully is its new Pirelli webbing for maximum comfort and durability, showcasing Mogensen's Minimalist aesthetic. Our expert artisans have newly refinished its solid oak frame, exposing its dovetailed joinery on each corner leg bases, showcasing superb craftsmanship and the unique style Mogensen was known for. All while keeping all original design elements and craftsmanship, to maintain the Classic essence of his design and vision.

Details

  • Creator
    Børge Mogensen (Designer),Fredericia (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28 in. (71.12 cm)Width: 64 in. (162.56 cm)Depth: 27.50 in. (69.85 cm)Seat Height: 15 in. (38.1 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Newly Refinished, Newly Reupholstered, New Pirelli Webbing, New High-Density Foam.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU971119598332

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    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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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.

About the Seller
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Located in Los Angeles, CA

A specialist in mid-century modern furnishings and decorative arts, Danish Modern LA focuses on Scandinavian and American pieces by iconic designers like Hans J. Wegner, Greta M. Grossman, Finn Juhl, George Nelson and Florence Knoll. For the past 15 years, the firm’s talented and dedicated artisans have been refreshing and refinishing...

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