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Børge Mogensen

Børge Mogensen (1914-1972)was known as ‘the people’s designer’ – partly due to his engaging personality, but also because he always designed quality furniture that was within people’s reach. Mogensen’s  creative process produced long-lasting pieces with humans at the center. He became a highly influential post-war designer and a leading representative of Danish Modern design.

Mogensen’s democratic design included simple and functional wooden furniture for both private and public spaces, with calm aesthetics and strong construction from quality materials. He believed in visual clarity and minimal decoration or experimentation, as seen in his classic Hunting Table and Deck Chair Set.

As a student at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Mogensen was inspired by Kaare Klint’s use of human proportions with visual calm and functionalism. Mogensen, however, also placed emphasis on informal interior décor and the use of modern production facilities.

Mogensen completed his cabinetmaker training in 1934, followed by studies in furniture design. During this period he worked in the studios of Kaare Klint and Mogens Koch until he was hired as chief designer for the Danish furniture cooperative FDB in 1942, where he pioneered democratic design.

He began his own design studio in 1950, making modern, useful furniture produced from local, Nordic materials. His inspiration, however came from many cultures and styles, including international modernism, ethnic arts, Japanese carvings, and historic works.

Mogensen also taught furniture design and participated in exhibitions and competitions, such as the 1948 international competition for Low-Cost Furniture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, which he entered together with his friend Hans J. Wegner.

Mogensen was awarded the Eckersberg Medal in 1950 and won the Danish Furniture Prize in 1971. In 1972 he was awarded the C.F. Hansen Medal and appointed Honorary Royal Designer for Industry at the Royal Society of Arts in London.

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The Spanish Chair by Børge Mogensen for Frederician in Cognac Saddle Leather with Oiled Oak Frame The Spanish Chair by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia in Black Leather and Oiled Smoked Oak
FredericiaFredericia Spanish Chair by Børge Mogensen
Sale price$4,796.00 Regular price$5,995.00
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Fredericia Spanish Dining Armchair BM 3828 by Borge Mogensen Oak and Cognac Saddle Leather Fredericia Spanish Dining Armchair BM 3828 by Borge Mogensen Oak and Cognac Saddle Leather Front
FredericiaFredericia Spanish Dining Arm Chair by Børge Mogensen
Sale price$2,956.00 Regular price$3,695.00
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Fredericia Spanish Dining Chair 3236 by Borge Mogensen
FredericiaFredericia Spanish Dining Chair by Børge Mogensen
Sale price$2,704.00 Regular price$3,380.00
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BM0865 Daybed by Børge Mogensen for Carl Hansen and Son Daybed Only
Carl Hansen & SonCarl Hansen BM0865 Daybed by Borge Mogensen
Sale price$2,273.75 Regular price$2,675.00
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Huntsman Chair BM1106 by Borge Mogensen for Carl Hansen and Son BM1106 Cognac Saddle Leather
Carl Hansen & SonCarl Hansen BM1106 Huntsman Chair
Sale price$3,241.05 Regular price$3,813.00
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The Canvas Chair by Borge Mogensen for FredericiaOak Soap
FredericiaFredericia Canvas Chair by Børge Mogensen
Sale price$2,572.00 Regular price$3,215.00
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Carl Hansen BM0488S Bench Side Table by Borge MogensenCarl Hansen BM0488S Bench Side Table by Borge Mogensen Front
Carl Hansen & SonCarl Hansen BM0488S Table Bench - Small
Sale price$1,139.00 Regular price$1,340.00
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BM0488 Table Bench by Borge Mogensen  for Carl Hansen and SonCarl Hansen BM0488 Caned Table Bench
Carl Hansen & SonCarl Hansen BM0488 Table Bench
Sale price$1,627.75 Regular price$1,915.00
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BM61 Cane Wicker Chair Oak Oiled by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia BM61 Oak Oiled
FredericiaFredericia BM61 Cane Wicker Chair
Sale price$3,340.00 Regular price$4,175.00
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B5565 With CushionCarl Hanen BM5565 Extended Deck Chair by Borge Mogensen
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Carl Hansen Borge Mogensen BM5868 Side TableCarl Hansen Borge Mogensen BM5868 Side Table
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Carl Hansen BM1871 Teak Bench by Borge MogensenBM1871 No Cushion
Carl Hansen & SonCarl Hansen Borge Mogensen BM1871 Teak Bench
Sale price$956.25 Regular price$1,125.00
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BM1771 Outdoor Table by Børge Mogensen for Carl Hansen & SonBM1771 Outdoor Table by Børge Mogensen for Carl Hansen & Son
Carl Hansen & SonCarl Hansen & Son BM1771 Outdoor Table
Sale price$1,810.50 Regular price$2,130.00
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BM3670 Dining Table by Børge Mogensen for Carl HansenBM3670 Dining Table by Børge Mogensen for Carl Hansen
Carl Hansen & SonCarl Hansen BM3670 Dining Table
Sale price$892.50 Regular price$1,050.00
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BM4570 Teak Dining Chair by Borge Mogensen for Carl Hansen & SonBM4570 Outdoor Teak Dining Chair by Borge Mogensen for Carl Hansen & Son
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Børge Mogensen BM5768 Teak Footstool by Carl Hansen & SonBørge Mogensen BM5768 Teak Footstool by Carl Hansen & Son
Carl Hansen & SonCarl Hansen Borge Mogensen BM5768 Footstool
Sale price$289.00 Regular price$340.00
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Borge Mogensen BM5568 Deck Chair by Carl Hansen & SonBM5568 With Cushion
Carl Hansen & SonCarl Hansen Borge Mogensen BM5568 Deck Chair
Sale price$986.00 Regular price$1,160.00
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Børge Mogensen Oak Lacquered Søborg Chair with Black Steel Frame for Fredericia Børge Mogensen Oak Lacquered Søborg Chair with Chrome Steel Frame for Fredericia
FredericiaFredericia Søborg Dining Chair - Steel Frame
Sale price$784.00 Regular price$980.00
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Børge Mogensen Søborg Oak Lacquer Wood Chair by Fredericia Soborg Oak Lacquered
FredericiaFredericia Søborg Dining Chair - Wood Frame
Sale price$744.00 Regular price$930.00
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Carl Hansen Contour Chair BM0949P Carl Hansen Contour Chair BM0949P Side
Carl Hansen & SonCarl Hansen Contour Chair BM0949P
Sale price$2,067.20 Regular price$2,432.00
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Borge Mogenson Hunting Table in Walnut BM1160 by Carl Hansen and Son Borge Mogenson Hunting Table in Oak BM1160 by Carl Hansen and Son
Carl Hansen & SonCarl Hansen Borge Mogensen BM1160 Hunting Table
Sale price$4,364.75 Regular price$5,135.00
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