1 of 7 images

Midcentury Leather Sofa


A great mid-20th century sofa, in the style of Børge Mogensen in original red leather upholstery. One small patch to the front of one cushion.


  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Good. In sound condition.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 29.53 in. x W 58.27 in. x D 31.5 in.

    H 75 cm x W 148 cm x D 80 cm

  • Seller location
    Stamford, GB
  • Seller reference number
  • Reference number

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

1stdibs seller since 2016
Typical response time: 1 hr
Located in Stamford, GB
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Matching Set of Eight Smoker's Bows
English Chairs
Beech, Elm
A matching set of eight captain's chairs made in beech and elm, England, circa 1920s.
Classical Wrought Iron Chair in the English Reg...
English Chairs
A very elegant wrought iron chair in the English Regency classical style. Original Greek key decoration to seat and back, England, circa 1910. (Seat later).
You May Also Like
Blue English Sofa
Extremely comfortable, transitional sofa.
Børge Mogensen Style Leather Sofa
Børge Mogensen
Danish Sofas
A Danish midcentury sofa in the manner of Børge Mogensen, circa 1970s.
"Grand Plie'" White or Light Grey Sofa Designed...
Driade, Ludovica + Roberto Palomba
Italian Sofas
"Grand Plie'" is a white or light grey polyethylene monobloc iconic sofa, designed by Ludovica e Roberto Palomba and manufactured by Driade. White version only is available in quick...
Midcentury Børge Mogensen Oak Daybed by Frederi...
Børge Mogensen, Fredericia Stolefabrik
Danish Daybeds
Brass, Wool, Oak
This daybed was designed in 1958 by Danish designer Børge Mogensen and produced by Fredericia Stolefabrik, the model number is 312. It is made out of a solid oak frame with tufted cu...
Godot Chair, Iskos-Berlin, Steel Legs and Navy ...
Iskos - Berlin Design
Polish Armchairs
Steel, Fabric, Foam
Godot is a comfortable and generous sofa series comprising two and three-seat sofas as well as an armchair. The inner "spaces" of the sofa are designed in sizes allowing fo...
Borge Mogensen Style Danish Loveseat in Olive B...
Børge Mogensen, Georg Thams, Vejen Polstermøbelfabrik
Danish Loveseats
Leather, Beech
Classic Borge Mogensen style loveseat in dark olive colored buffalo leather designed by Georg Thams for Vejen Polstermobelfabrik, Denmark. Very nice quality leather with great patina...
Hand-Painted Midcentury Lounge Chair
Kim MacConnel
American Side Chairs
Vintage chair, newly reupholstered in 100% cotton duck and hand-painted by artist Kim MacConnel. Black painted wood legs. Kim MaConnel is a southern California based artist who w...
Børge Mogensen Style Three-Seat in Cognac Leath...
Børge Mogensen, Georg Thams
Danish Sofas
Leather, Beech
Classic Børge Mogensen style three-seat in an attractive cognac colored leather by Georg Thams, Denmark. Nice quality craftsmanship and overall very good condition showing some natur...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries