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J39 Mogensen Chair

by Borge Mogensen, from Fredericia

j39 mogensen chair

j39 mogensen chair

Design Borge Mogensen, 1947
Solid wood, hand-woven natural paper cord seat
Made in Denmark by Fredericia

"My goal is to create items that serve people and give them the leading role, instead of forcing them to adapt to the items." -Borge Mogensen

It is believed that is was a surplus of wooden pins and dowels in the factory stores that led Broge Mogensen to design J39 in 1947. Perhaps that was a fortunate coincidence, as today it is one of Demark's most sold wooden chairs, and has been in uninterrupted production ever since it was launched.

J39 is the obvious choice for everything from canteens to conference halls, churches to private homes, and is popularly known as the People's chair. This simple, yet unique chair was inspired by Mogensen's mentor, Kaare Klint, as well as American Shaker furniture. The curved backrest and hand-woven seat make the J39 a comfortable dining chair with an aesthetically pleasing quality.

Borge Mogensen was one of the pioneers that created the foundation for Danish Design as a culture of furniture design. His life-long ambition was to create durable and useful furniture that would enrich people's everyday lives, and he designed functional furniture for all parts of the home and society. He found inspiration all over the world in his quest to create everyday objects that would endure for generations. Mogensen's most recognized pieces were developed during his collaboration and friendship with Fredericia CEO Andreas Graversen. Mogensen's ideal was to create furniture with a restrained aesthetic. He believed that furniture should create a sense of tranquillity and have a modest appearance that encourages people to live their lives unpretentiously.

The subtle design language of J39 means it can be added to an existing interior, or serve as a room's visual hub. It is available with a solid beech or oak frame offered in a variety of finish options. The seat is hand-woven with black or natural paper cord.

30.3" h | 18.9" w | 16.9" d | seat: 18.3" h | 9.9 lbs.

$518.50 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
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Borge Mogensen

Borge Mogensen (1914-1972) was one of the pioneers that created the foundation for the Danish Design as a culture of furniture design. He was one of the most influential designers in shaping Danish Modern design and present day Fredericia's founding designer from 1955 until his death in 1972. His life-long ambition was to create durable and useful furniture that would enrich people's everyday lives, and he designed functional furniture for all parts of the home and society. Mogensen's ideal was to create furniture with a restrained aesthetic. He believed that furniture should create a sense of tranquillity and have a modest appearance that encourages people to live their lives unpretentiously.
Fredericia Furniture began as a thoroughly Danish design house, born of a proud heritage. A heritage of unfaltering dedication to the perfection and progression of the design craft. Simple principles guide us along in our ambition to create and deliver a collection that we believe will be the modern originals of tomorrow. Simple principles that honour outstanding quality through a careful selection of materials, functionality and attention to detail.

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