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Canvas teamed with wood define a more casual, down-to earth lifestyle in this simple, structural chair with a strong presence by Børge Mogensen. Reflecting values all the more relevant today, given its broad width that allows people to merge work and play in comfort.
The Canvas Chair exemplifies Børge Mogensen’s talent for functionally-driven designs with a focus on simple, structural forms that capture the essence of an idea. With nothing to add or subtract. Drawing on his preference for natural materials, Mogensen used flat canvas as the seat and back suspended between round pieces of wood, together with his trademark use of horizontal and vertical lines for the frame. The result is contrast and an uncanny sense of balance.
Although it was designed in 1970 as a reaction to flashy furniture from the 1960s, The Canvas Chair takes on even more relevance today, given its earthy informality and honest materials. Boasting an unadorned authenticity which modern audiences find especially appealing.
Prime European oak and linen canvas are both available in black or natural coloured versions, with an optional loose seating cushion in canvas or leather.
Product made from sustainably sourced materials with a lower environmental impact than conventional alternatives.
W: 74 cm D: 65,5 cm H: 76 cm Wt: 8 kg Cbm: 0.5 cbm Sh: 41,5 cm
Oak soap, FSC Mix 70%
Oak light oil, FSC Mix 70%
Oak black lacquered, FSC Mix 70%
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Børge Mogensen (1914-1972) was one of the most important furniture designers of his generation. Having started as a cabinetmaker, like many other designers, he developed into an accomplished furniture designer who created functional and affordable furniture for the everyman. Mogensen studied at Copenhagen school of Arts and Crafts from 1936-1942 under the watchful eye of Kaare Klint as his mentor. After completing his studies he initially went on to work with Klint, from whom he learnt to produce simple and functional furniture. Later on, Mogensen also succeeded his former mentor as designer at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Copenhagen when Klint died in 1954.