Sunday, 22 April 2012

:: Borge Mogensen

Love the Artworks

 I thought it might be nice to look at the Danish Designers currently featured at the Pop up shop, it's all good to admire the singular chair, sideboard or table but a greater appreciation comes from learning more!

These images are of his home! Nice!

Light filled room, sets off the furniture!
My favourite room, love that light!

Light love!

Børge Mogensen (1914–1972) started his career as a cabinetmaker in 1934. In 1936 he went on to study at the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts under Professor Kaare Klint before entering the Royal Academy of Fine Arts from where he graduated as an architect in 1942.
He became head of design at FDB (the Danish co-op) in 1942 before establishing his own design office in 1950.


 Functional is the word which best describes Børge Mogensen’s design. The majority of his furniture was designed with industrial production in mind and is characterized by strong and simple lines. His true genius is to be found in his almost scientific analysis of the functionality of a piece of furniture.

Wood paneling love!
Perfect blue!

 If I had my choice I think this chair, the Shell Chair, 1949, made by Erhard Rasmussen from teak and beech would be a nice addition to Manor Ouch Flower!



  1. Stunning. What a gorgeous, gorgeous house. What an inspiring designer.

    I love wood paneling and light-filled rooms and bricks and brown leathered chairs. And Scandinavians.

    Thank you for this post.

  2. I love the Mogensen home...and I totally covet the Poul Henningsen light over the table.

  3. More beautiful things to add to my (rapidly expanding!) covet list.

  4. Love the chair and the light in the kitchen too!

  5. Sounds like a new covet list blog in Kylie! And thanks Dana for the light designer, knew you would know! Grand Master you! :)

  6. Great post! Good thing I have you guys to keep me in the know about these fabulous designers.x


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