Børge Mogensen

Børge Mogensen (1914 - 1972) was one of the most influential and famous furniture architects in Denmark. Along with colleagues such as Arne Jacobsen and Hans J. Wegner, he achieved to move Danish furniture design up on an international and highly respected level. His simple and functional designs created a natural connection between his furniture and its users, which was essential and evident in all his works.

Børge Mogensen was productive as few. The ideas came to him at all times of the day, and they were enshrined on matchboxes, napkins, half curled envelopes, or whatever was at hand. Thus, he created some of the 1950s and 1960s most recognized furniture classics, including the world-renowned SHAKER TABLE from 1958, which became a role-model for many subsequent tables. Together with the SHAKER TABLE he also designed the BM1 CHAIR and the BM2 CHAIR in 1958. In 1972, he was awarded with the title "Honorary Royal Designer for Industry" in London.