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This year, The J39 Mogensen Chair is celebrating its 75th birthday, the chair being one of the strongest manifestations of Børge Mogensen’s unsurpassed ability to create timeless furniture.
The J39 reflect Mogensen’s personal quest for design purity. Given its versatility and appeal to virtually anyone in any environment, the J39 has been in continuous production since its introduction in 1947. The design itself is a further development of Kaare Klint’s Church Chair, which he created for Bethlehem Church in Copenhagen in 1936.
Fredericia mark the anniversary with a version with a seat in sustainable hand-woven sedge grass, just like the original version from 1947, which Børge Mogensen himself had standing in the living room.
Product made from sustainably sourced materials with a lower environmental impact than conventional alternatives.
W: 48,5 cm D: 42,5 cm H: 77 cm Wt: 4.5 kg Cbm: 0.13 cbm Pcs: 2 Sh: 46,5 cm
Oak soap, FSC Mix 70%
Oak clear oil, FSC Mix 70%
Oak light oil, FSC Mix 70%
Beech soap treated, FSC Mix 70%
Oak black lacquered, FSC Mix 70%
Oak white paint, FSC Mix 70%
Weave: Sedge Grass
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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.