Hunting Chair, Børge Mogensen for Fredericia, 1950.
In 1950, the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild’s exhibition presented furniture under the topic “A hunting lodge”, in which Mogensen had, for the first time, designed solid wood furniture with a leather frame forming the seat and backrest. This technique is inspired by the design of medieval Spanish furniture that Mogensen keeps repeating.
One of the most extraordinary pieces in Mogensen’s exhibition was The Hunting Chair, a modernist chair with a seat only 30 cm above the ground.
The rare armchair features a solid oak frame and adjustable leather seat with brass buckles. Dimensions 70 x 87 cm, H 67 cm. Good condition with strong patina on the leather and wear.
The aesthetics of Danish designer and architect Børge Mogensen, a student of Kaare Klint, is inspired by the Scandinavian cabinet-making tradition, while simplifying and purifying the forms. The modernity of its creations makes them highly sought-after collectibles, but also comfortable and practical pieces of furniture.
Very active during the 1950s and 1960s, Børge Mogensen (1914-1972) was one of the great masters of the Danish modernist movement alongside Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen. Its furniture, which is refined, 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. Mogensen (1914-1972) was one of the most influential designers of modern Danish design.