Crafted from either oak or beech, the J21 has an uncluttered design that can adapt over time with an array of different interior styles. Mogensen intended to create a furniture series that linked industrial production with beautiful architectural furniture design; FBD revolutionised the industry as a precursor of many of the design icons that Denmark is acknowledged for today around the world. The chair’s slightly slanted backrest and widely-spaced spindles create a seat of the utmost comfort, perfect for acting as a dining chair or desk chair.
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.