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J41 & J42 Chairs

design Børge Mogensen, 1940’

The J41 Chair (without armrest) and J42 Chair (with armrests) were designed in the early 1940's by Børge Mogensen, when he was FDB design director.

The aim of this consumer cooperative, created in 1933, was to provide well designed furniture at an affordable price to the danish public, thanks to the use of innovative industrial production methods.

Materials and finishes oiled or matt lacquered oak, black or white painted beech

Options leather cushions and felt glides

Dimensions J41 W46.5 x H82.5 x D48cm – seat height 44.5cm

Dimensions J42 W57.5 x H87 x D53.5cm – seat height 44.5cm

J42 black stained beech
365 €

J41 black stained beech
295 €

J42 white stained beech
365 €

J41 white stained beech
295 €

J42 matt lacquered oak
425 €

J41 matt lacquered oak
349 €

J42 oiled oak
425 €

J41 oiled oak
349 €

J42 Chair

J41 Chair

4 felt gliders for J chairs
12 €

Seat cushions

cushion J41
Hallingdal 116
105 €

cushion J42
Hallingdal 116
105 €

cushion J42
aniline leather black
119 €

cushion J42
aniline leather cognac
119 €

cushion J41
Surface 120
79 €

cushion J42
Surface 120
79 €

deposit for free samples
wood, fabric
95 €

cushion J41
Surface 990
79 €

cushion J42
Surface 990
79 €

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.