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Carl Hansen & Søn


design Børge Mogensen, 1958

Designed in 1953 but never produced, the BM0253 Shelving System finally see the light of day thanks to Carl Hansen & Søn. Simple and elegant, it’s a great example of Børge Mogensen's philosophy of « building furniture », designed to adapt to changing needs and spaces over time.

Flexible and multi-functional, the shelving system combines tubular steel and wooden elements, which can be configured in several ways. The blend of open and closed modules creates a rhythmic and transparent expression

Crafted to exacting standards, the wooden shelves and sideboards are FSC® certified (FSC C135991). They are available in oak and walnut, with several colored finishes. The tubular steel vertical supports are available in different lengths.

Shelves & cabinet oak or walnut veneer, doors in veneer or lacquered MDF

Rods tubular steel black (NCS S9000-N) or grey (NCS S4005-G50Y)




Shelf 37 x 150 cm
from 269 €

Shelf 37 x 79 cm
from 185 €

H69 x P37 x L150 cm
Two shelves included.
Doors and legs not included.
à partir de 1625 €

Door for cabinet
(1 piece)
from 129 €

Set of 4 or 6 legs
from 129 €

Set of 4 or 6 rods
from 99 €

Connection kit
20 €

ready-made compositions

Composition 1

150 x 37 x H189 cm
from 3850 €

Composition 2

150 x 37 x H129 cm
from 1795 €

Composition 3

79 x 37 x H156 cm
from 1695 €

Composition 4

150 x 37 x H60 cm
from 1695 €

Composition 5

150 x 37 x H69 cm
from 2195 €

Børge Mogensen

Børge Mogensen’s (1914-1972) creative process produced long-lasting pieces with humans at the center. He became a highly influential post-war designer and a leading representative of Danish Modern.

Mogensen’s democratic design included simple and functional wooden furniture for both private and public spaces, with calm aesthetics and strong construction from quality materials. He believed in visual clarity and minimal decoration or experimentation, as seen in his classic Hunting Table and Deck Chair Set.

As a student at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Mogensen was inspired by Kaare Klint’s use of human proportions with visual calm and functionalism. Mogensen, however, also placed emphasis on informal interior décor and the use of modern production facilities.

Mogensen completed his cabinetmaker training in 1934, followed by studies in furniture design. During this period he worked in the studios of Klint and Mogens Koch until he was hired as chief designer for the Danish furniture cooperative FDB in 1942, where he pioneered democratic design.

He began his own design studio in 1950, making modern, useful furniture produced from local, Nordic materials. His inspiration, however came from many cultures and styles, including international modernism, ethnic arts, Japanese carvings, and historic works.

Mogensen also taught furniture design and participated in exhibitions and competitions, such as the 1948, international Competition for Low-Cost Furniture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, which he entered together with his friend Hans J. Wegner.

He was awarded the Eckersberg Medal in 1950 and won the Danish Furniture Prize in 1971. In 1972 he was awarded the C.F. Hansen Medal and appointed Honorary Royal Designer for Industry at the Royal Society of Arts in London.