Two versions in two different natural materials attest to Børge Mogensen’s talent for pared-down shapes elegantly engineered for comfort. Dispensing with anything extraneous in favour of clean lines in a pure, iconic design that defies any temporary trend.
Both the BM61 Chair and the BM62 Armchair exude a certain authenticity. Designed with an exposed construction that reveals immaculate joinery and hand craftsmanship. Along with the choice of honest materials, such as natural cane wicker or linen webbing in natural or black for the seat and back together with a solid wood frame. It all reflects our expertise in materiality since our inception.
One glance at the chair in profile and you’ll notice a slight angle to the rear post, which changes to provide optimal support for the back. With the lower section supporting the small of the back in an upright position, and the upper part providing support in a more relaxed position. What’s more, the sledges not only ensure continuity, they’re the perfect choice for soft floors.
As a dining chair, the BM61 Chair and BM62 Armchair are a comfortable seating solution for before, during and after dinner. Ideal for top-star restaurants, hotels and private homes. Choose the side chair or armchair, and you have a statement piece that is suited for galleries, museums and cultural centres. Luxury retail and residential settings, executive environments and more.
BM61 Chair W48 x D49 x H76,5 cm – Seat height 45,5 cm
BM62 Armchair W54,5 x D49 x H76,5 cm – Seat height 45,5 cm
Frame solid oak, soaped, oiled, clear lacquered or black lacquered
Seat and Back Linen webbing or natural cane wicker
clear lacquered oak
black lacquered oak
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.