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Pair of Borge Mogensen Spanish Chairs for Fredericia, Denmark 1950

Documentation Documented elsewhere (exact item)
Origin Denmark
Period 1950-1979
Materials Oakwood, leather
W. 32.28 in; H. 26.77 in; D. 23.62 in;
W. 82 cm; H. 68 cm; D. 60 cm;
Seat H. 11.81 in;
Seat H. 30 cm;
Condition Good. Vintage
Creation Date 1950
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description A beautiful pair of Spanish chairs, designed by Børge Mogensen for Frederica Stolefabrik, Denmark, circa 1950.

These very rare, eye-catching chairs are made of beautiful oakwood. They have a strong leather seat and backrest, giving them a sturdy, rustic appearance. The Spanish chair is Børge Mogensen’s interpretation of a traditional type of chair often found in areas influenced by ancient Islamic culture from Andalusia to northern India.

The chairs remain in good original condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.

In 1958, Børge Mogensen and his family travelled to Spain. For the hardworking designer, the trip became more than just a holiday. In Andalusia he fell in love with an old chair with a wide seat and broad armrests. Once back in Denmark, he created the Spanish chair. The chair he fell in love with is a traditional type of chair and is very common in areas influenced by ancient Islamic culture from Spain to northern India. Børge Mogensen modernised the design by removing the elaborate carvings, and thus he created his own version with his customary geometrical precision. Yet he retained the most important feature: the broad armrests that give the chair its distinctive character. The broad armrests also serve as a practical place to place a cup or a glass. By designing The Spanish chair Mogensen proved that he did not need to use steel or plastic to be innovative. Like the hunting chair, it is made of oak and butt leather. This gives it a strong, masculine character, and ensures that the chair ages beautifully. The straps allow that the back can be tightened as the leather expands, which means that you can sit securely and comfortably in this chair from day one and for the rest of your life.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Dealer Reference Number m23696
Incollect Reference Number 328141
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