Børge Mogensen

The way he crafted and designed them, deliver the message he wanted to share, a comfortable and functional aesthetic. Most of his furniture was planned to be produced for big masses, trying to keep the functionality and comfort as the most crucial factor.

Born in Aalborg, Denmark and starting from a young age, Mogensen trained as a cabinetmaker in 1934, to later study furniture design at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen, finishing his studies in 1938. Right after, he decided to study at the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. During his architecture studies, his mentor was the acclaimed professor Kaare Kling becoming close friends. He was highly impressed by Børge's performance that he decided to ask him to be his teaching assistant, a job he could not reject. As represented on Mogensen’s first pieces, the “Spokeback sofa” in 1945 and the “Shell chair” in 1949, him and Kling shared a technique and classicist ideology on their items.

During the 1940s he was part of the Copenhagen Cabinetmaker’s Guild Exhibitions, showing his clean, practical and stylish creations. Mogensen was named Chief of Design at the Danish FDB in 1942, after receiving his degree in architecture. From this collabora