Mid-Century Scandinavian Modern Oak & Cognac Leather Chairs Model 3241 by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia Stolefabrik, 1960s
This pair of Model 3241 chairs was designed during the 1960s by Børge Mogensen for the Danish manufactory Fredericia Stolefabrik. The solid frame of the chairs is made of oak wood in a natural colour. The backrest is slightly reclined. The seat and backrest are upholstered with natural leather in a cognac color. The perfect proportions of the chair affect comfort while using it. Mogensen designed chairs based on the dimensions of the human body. The simplicity of this design and minimalism reflects the idea of the era of Danish modernism of the 20th century. Each chair has a signature.
Børge Mogensen was born in 1914, died in 1972. He was one of the pioneers who laid the foundations of Danish design as a furniture design culture. His ambition in life was to create durable and useful furniture that would enrich everyday life. Mogensen’s ideal was to create furniture with restrained aesthetics. He believed that furniture should create a sense of calm and have a modest appearance that encourages people to live unpretentiously. In 1950, Mogensen opened a private design office, and shortly thereafter, in 1952, he began working with a young interior designer and entrepreneur Andreas Graversen, who later became the owner of Fredericia Furniture. Mogensen received the Eckersberg Medal in 1950 as well as C.F. The Hansen Medal, in 1972. In 1971, together with Andreas Graversen, they received the Danish Furniture Award for their contribution to the Danish furniture industry, in 1972 Mogensen was appointed Honorary Royal Designer. Examples of Mogensen’s designs can be seen in leading design museums around the world.
The Fredericia company was founded in 1911 as Fredericia Stolefabrik by entrepreneur NP Ravnsø, who successfully ran the venture until his death in 1936. Right from the start, Ravnsø wanted his company to be known for its extremely high quality and employed only the most skilled craftsmen during his tenure. This made Fredericia Stolefabrik known for high-quality furniture in a variety of styles. Fredericia’s first luxury collection was based on the methodologies fashionable in Denmark in the 1920s, namely antique furniture in Central European and English styles. Fredericia received the exclusive rights to produce and distribute the chair collection under the German brand Thonet in Scandinavia. Under the leadership of Børge Mogensen, Danish Coop FDB initiated a furniture program aimed at renewing the Danish furniture culture and creating modern, functional and useful furniture.
This chairs is in original vintage condition. They have traces of age and a natural patina. Discoloration on the leather, changes in the pigment of the wood. The seat is at a height of 45 cm.
|Dimensions||52 × 46 × 76 cm|
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