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No. 1 Three Seat Sofa

by Borge Mogensen, from Fredericia

no. 1 three seat sofa

no. 1 three seat sofa

Design Borge Mogensen, 1955
Solid wood, foam, upholstery
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

No.1 was the first sofa series Břrge Mogensen designed when he became Fredericia's house designer in 1955. Fused with his signature minimalist aesthetic and elements typical of the 1950s, along with new functional details such as removable and interchangeable cushions. The result is a design that invokes a familiar, yet distinctly personal character that has proven to transcend ever-changing trends.

With No. 1, for the first time Mogensen used the combination of a tightly upholstered frame with loose inner cushions in both the seat and back. This was done in an attempt to create more tangible construction. The contrast between the rigid frame and soft seat and back cushions adds a new layer of functionality to the design as a whole, as the cushions can easily be removed for cleaning and maintenance.

No. 1 was first presented in 1955 at the Danish International Furniture Fair, which was held annually in the hometown of Fredericia, Denmark. The sofa was Borge Mogensen’s first piece for Fredericia Furniture, and it marked the beginning of their close collaboration.

In 1972 Borge Mogensen and Fredericia CEO Andreas Graversen together received the Danish Furniture Prize for their joint contribution to Danish furniture design - beginning with the No.1 sofa.

32.7" h | 81.1" w | 33.8" d | seat: 16.5" h | 119 lbs.

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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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