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Bm0949p Contour Chair

by Borge Mogensen, from Carl Hansen & Son

bm0949p contour chair

bm0949p contour chair

Design Borge Mogensen, 1956
Solid wood, foam, upholstery
Made in Denmark by Carl Hansen & Son

Designed in 1949 by Borge Mogensen, the expressive Contour Chair is a visually stunning example of the design language of the Danish creator. With a backrest in form-pressed veneer, the chair embodies the exciting new material of the time, which allowed for new forms and expressions. Presenting an impressive figure, the Contour Chair provides a sculptural element to any room.

The lounge chair is created with a frame in solid wood and with angled legs and a curved, backward-sloping seat. The chair gets its distinctive look from the innovative veneer backrest: A shell with two organically shaped cut-outs. The frame features signature Borge Mogensen details such as the mortise and tenon joints with contrasting wooden wedges.

Borge Mogensen's creative process produced long-lasting pieces with humans at the center. He became a highly-influential, post-war designer and a leading representative of Danish Modern. Mogensen's democratic design included simple and functional wooden furniture for both private and public spaces, with calm aesthetics and strong construction from quality. He believed in visual clarity and minimal decoration or experimentation, as seen in his classic Hunting Table and Deck Chair Set.

The Contour chair features a solid wood frame offered in a variety of wood options. The seat cushion can also be specified in a plethora of fabric or leather options. Mogensen's remarkable chair presents itself as an organic piece of furniture and as the lightness in form and materials merges with comfort and flexibility, it tells a story of technique, materials and craftsmanship. As such, the Contour Chair embodies design for the modern day.

Oak/Walnut is a mixed variant with a frame in oak and seat/back in walnut veneer. The wedge in the legs always comes in contrast wood (oak or walnut).

28.7" h | 21" w | 25" d | seat: 15.4" h | 17.5" d

$2,235.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(Quick-ship options usually ship in 2-4 weeks. Otherwise, please allow 12-16 weeks for this product to ship)

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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.
A workshop in Odense, Denmark in 1908, was the birthplace of the Carl Hansen company. With a fast reputation for quality work, Carl Hansen confidently took on large projects like dining room sets and bedroom suites. However, Hansen eventually learned to capitalize on scaled-back versions of his popular sellers, realizing that their strongest asset was its hand craftsmanship and rationality. Carl Hansen invited Hans Wegner to create designs in 1949, launching a mutually beneficial relationship bringing success to the company and exposure to the young Wegner. Wegner was still relatively unknown, but soon gained wide acclaim that continues to today.

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