A pair of easy chairs of oak

Børge Mogensen 1914-1972

A pair of easy chairs of oak. Seat and back stretched with patinated full grain leather. Model 2226. Designed 1958. Manufactured by Fredericia Stolefabrik.

Model presented at The Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition at Designmuseum Danmark, 1958.

Literature: Grete Jalk [ed.]: “40 Years of Danish Furniture Design”, vol. 4, pp. 66–69.
Literature: Arne Karlsen, “Møbler tegnet af Børge Mogensen”, ill. pp. 84–85.

Year 1970´s
Artist Børge Mogensen 1914-1972
Price DKK 48.000 / EURO 6.500
Materials Oak and leather

The story behind

Børge Mogensen 1914-1972 was trained as a cabinetmaker with a journeyman’s certificate in 1934. Educated as a furniture architect at the Artisan School’s Furniture College 1936-38 and at the Academy of Fine Arts’ Furniture School 1938-42. Employed at Kaare Klint’s and Mogens Koch’s design studios 1938-42. Leader of the Fællesforeningen for Danmarks Brugsforeningers (FDB) furniture design studio 1942-50. Teacher at the Art Academy’s Furniture School 1945-47. Own design studio from 1950. Participated in Snedkerlauget’s annual furniture exhibitions and in the National Association of Danish Arts and Crafts exhibitions in Denmark and abroad. Separate exhibition in London 1961. Has, among other things, designed furniture series for master carpenter Erhard Rasmussen, AB Karl Andersson & Söner, Curt Danel, Fredericia Stolefabrik A / S, Fritz Hansens Eftf A / S, P. Lauritzen & Søns Møbelfabrik, C.M. Madsens Fabrikker. Designed from 1953 home textiles for the textile company C. Olesen’s Cotil collection.

Awarded Eckersbergs Medal 1950 and C.F. Hansen’s Medal 1972.

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