Børge Mogensen

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Børge Mogensen (1914 – 1972)

Daybed

Oak, cognac leather, brass

H:39cm  W:193cm  D:83cm

Fredericia Stolefabrik, Denmark, 1962

Børge Mogensen

Børge Mogensen (1914 – 1972) was a Danish furniture designer.

He was one of the most important among a generation of furniture designers who made the concept of “Danish Modern” known throughout the world. Together with colleagues such as Arne Jacobsen and Hans Wegner, Mogensen created international respect for Danish furniture design, and his simple and functional designs have for more than half a century enjoyed worldwide demand.

Børge Mogensen started as a cabinetmaker in 1934, and studied furniture design at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen from 1936–38, and then trained as an architect (from 1938–42) at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts' School of Architecture graduating in 1942. From 1938-43 he worked at various design studios in Copenhagen, including with Kaare Klint. Between 1942-50 he was manager of FDB’s furniture design studio, Copenhagen. From 1945-47, he was teaching assistant with Professor Kaare Klint at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts' School of Architecture, Copenhagen. In 1959 he left FDB’s furniture design studio to found his own design studio. His work has been featured in one-man exhibitions in Zurich, London, New York City, Stockholm, Paris and Copenhagen, and his many awards for design include the Eckersberg Medaillen (1950) and the C.F. Hansen medal (1972). He was married to Alice Mogensen (1916 - 2011), they had two sons.