Library table BM71, Børge Mogensen, P. Lauritsen & Søn, 1958.
The aesthetic of Danish designer and architect Børge Mogensen, a student of Kaare Klint, is inspired by the tradition of Scandinavian cabinet making, while simplifying and streamlining the forms. The modernity of his designs makes them highly sought-after collectors’ items, but also comfortable and practical pieces of furniture.
The BM71 table has clean lines and simple construction, reflecting Mogensen’s meticulous and ultra-functional approach to design, where every detail has a clear purpose in correlation with its use. The example available here is a rare first edition P. Lauritsen & Søn in oiled oak.
Børge Mogensen (1914-1972) was very active in the 1950s and 1960s and was one of the great masters of the Danish modernist movement, together with Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen. His furniture, which is pure, functional and of high quality, has furnished many Danish institutions. As is often the case with Scandinavian designers, Borge Mogensen’s favourite material was wood.