The Spanish Chair is Borge Mogensen’s masterly interpretation of a
traditional type of chair often found in areas influenced by ancient Islamic
culture – from Andalusia to northern India. Mogensen drew inspiration from a
trip to Spain in 1958. He modernised the shape, eliminating the elaborate
carvings while retaining the important feature: the broad armrests that give the
chair character and provide a practical place to put a glass or cup. The
combination of oak and butt leather gives a strong, rustic appearance.
Hunting Chair by Borge Mogensen 1950
One of Borge Mogensen’s more unusual chairs. He designed the Hunting Chair in 1950 for the autumn exhibition of the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild, whose theme that year was The Hunting Lodge, The frame is made of oak while seat and back are of butt leather with adjustable straps – a rustic and masculine combination that Mogensen developed later in other pieces such as the Spanish Chair. The eye-catching and dynamic design with a front seat edge height of just 30 cm is typical for the era.
Stingray by Thomas Pedersen
An eye-catching almost futuristic interpretation of the classic rocking chair. A modern, dynamic piece of furniture built for comfort and which accommodates a variety of sitting positions. The shape of the rocking chair was partially inspired by a shell. This gives it a beautiful organic design which is raw on the outside but smooth and refined on the inside. A piece of furniture that provides a unique experience of inner tranquillity. The steel frame has been constructed without any transverse lines thus accentuating the floating appearance of the chair.
Gallery by Hans Sandgren Jakobsen 1998
Hans Sandgren Jakobsen’s award-winning Gallery was originally designed in 1998 for the Copenhagen Art Association and was meant to be a stool guests could sit on while they enjoyed the paintings on show. Gallery, which today is sold around the world, is beautiful in its sculptural simplicity. Hidden behind the minimalist design, however, lies an innovative technique that has made it possible to shape veneer in several dimensions. Gallery is available in walnut, maple or black lacquered ash. Several stools can be joined together to create a bench, which allows people to approach from both sides.
A game using sticks was the inspiration behind Micado and the end result is striking in its simplicity. The refined, three-legged construction is assembled without using screws or hinges. The round table top and the three legs lock automatically as soon as the table is placed on the floor. The table is an archetypical three-legged construction reminiscent of the classic, leather-seated hunting chair but in a modern interpretation. Micado comes in ash, oak or cherry – and the tabletop is also available in black lacquered MDF.