2131/​986

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

“Spoke Back sofa”. Two seater sofa of beech with one adjustable side. Cushions upholstered with original, checquered light wool. Model 1789. Designed 1945. Manufactured and marked by Fritz Hansen, 1963. H. 86 cm. L. 162/192 cm. D. 73 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.

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

Condition

Wear due to age and use, including scratches, marks and notches. Leather with wear. Leather with stains and dirt.

Auction

Modern art and design, 3 August 2021

Category
Estimate

12,000–15,000 kr

Price realised

Not sold

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