2014/​826 Børge Mogensen: “The People's Chair”. Four oak and two beech side chairs with woven paper cord in seats. Manufactured for FDB. (6)

Description

“The People's Chair”. Four oak and two beech side chairs with woven paper cord in seats. Model J 39. Designed 1947. Manufactured for FDB Furniture. (6)

J39 - The essential Børge Mogensen chair. Nicknamed “The People's Chair” for its incredible versatility and appeal for everyone in any environment. Designed in 1947. It is believed that it was a surplus of wooden pins and dowels in the factory stores that led Børge Mogensen to design J39 in 1947. Perhaps that was a fortunate coincidence, as today it is one of Denmark's most sold wooden chairs, and has been in uninterrupted production ever since it was launched. J39 is the obvious choice for everything from canteens to conference halls, churches to private homes, and is popularly known as the People's Chair. Source: Fredericia Furniture.

Condition

Cracks in the veneer. Wear due to age and use. Marks and scratches. Stains on seats. One beech chair marked AAA.

Auction

Modern art and design, 31 March 2020

Category

Artist

Børge Mogensen (b. Aalborg 1914, d. Gentofte 1972)

Estimate

6,000 kr.

Sold

Price realised

7,500 kr.

11 bids

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7,500 kr.
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6,500 kr.
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5,500 kr.
(Auto bid) 5,000 kr.
4,800 kr.
(Auto bid) 4,600 kr.
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