2027/​507

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

“The spoke-back sofa”. Two-seater sofa with beech frame, pull-out side and back with spokes, loose cushions in seat and back upholstered with patinated natural leather. Model 1789. Designed 1945. Manufactured by Fritz Hansen. L. 160 cm.

The spoke-back sofa with sides that can be lowered by characteristic leather straps is one of Børge Mogensen most popular models. He designed it in 1945, when he and his peer Hans J. Wegner furnished a three-room flat for the autumn exhibition of the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition. However, the sofa, a combination of classic two-seater sofa with English daybed and French chaise long, was too sophisticated for post-war taste and did not go into production until 1963 - this time with resounding success.

Literature: Fredericia Furniture.

Grete Jalk [ Red.], “40 Years of Danish Furniture Design”, vol. 2, p. 260–261.

Condition

Wear due to age and use. Some scratches and marks. One defect strap. Loose cushions reupholstered with natural leather. Patinated natural leather with stains and blotches.

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Estimate

12,000–15,000 kr.

Sold

Price realised

11,500 kr.  

4 bids

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