Borge Mogensen (1914 - 1972)
'The Spanish Chair'
A pair of oak armchairs, seat and back with patinated cognac coloured leather. Model 2226. Manufactured by Fredericia Furniture.
Presented at the Cabinet-maker's Guild Exhibition at "Designmuseum Danmark" 19. Sept.-5. Oct. 1958 by cabinetmaker Erhard Rasmussen under the theme. "Furniture for a country House".
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The Spanish Chair is Børge 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. Reference Fredericia Furniture.