Defined by inviting, curvaceous seat and back shells, the dining chair was first presented in 1950, boasting an extremely contemporary, timeless design. Expertly crafted from lacquered oak, Mogensen intended to make a shell chair that could be produced with new machinery of the time, resulting in a piece that united traditional cabinet-makers’ solutions with his own functionalist design identity. Available in two distinctive wood finishes with a comforting leather seat, the chair is the perfect addition to a dining room space in interiors both classic and contemporary.
Borge Mogensen (1914–1972) started his career as a cabinetmaker in 1934.
In 1936 he went on to study at the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts under Professor Kaare Klint before entering the Royal Academy of Fine Arts from where he graduated as an architect in 1942. He became head of design at FDB (the Danish co-op) in 1942 before establishing his own design office in 1950.