Borge Mogensen The Spanish Chair
The Spanish Chair was designed after Borge Mogensen’s trip to Spain, where he drew inspiration from their traditional furniture design and modernized the shape to create a timeless design in which form follows function. Mogensen’s design marries the charm of vintage leather along with a bold geometric frame, and the distinctively broad armrests allow users to rest their cups and glasses – negating the need for side tables. In doing so, he achieved a more open and informal space for relaxing and conversing.Material & Feature:
- Frame crafted from solid ash wood with natural or walnut stain
- Wood treatment: Eco oil-based stain
- Performance grade vegan leather in vintage brown or black color
- In door use only
- Product fully assembled
- All materials are non-toxic (Baby Friendly)
* All measurements are approximations.
- Width: 23.6" x Depth: 32.4" x Height: 26.3"
- Armrest Height: 20"
- Seat Height: 12.9"
- Seat Depth: 19.6"
- Product Weight: 36 lbs
Borge Mogensen was born in Aalborg, Denmark. He started as a cabinetmaker in 1934, and studied furniture design at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen from 1936-38. From 1938-43 he worked at various design studios in Copenhagen, including with Kaare Klint. 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, Stockholm, Paris and Copenhagen. His furniture, strongly representative of his training as a traditional craftsman, was greatly appreciated by a public who had not yet become interested in modernism and the changes its influence had created on furniture and the decorative arts. He designed a sofa in 1945 with leather ties which allowed the sides to be dropped down. A 1949 chair, claimed by critics to be "a model for future chairs," used a curved, slightly sloping backrest, cut out along the spine in an organic dewdrop shape. He designed a set of simple, sturdy and modest furniture for a seaside cottage in 1959, a very traditional oak table and chair set in 1960 and a set in pine to furnish a "husband's study" in 1962.