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Hunting Chair

c. 1950

by Børge Mogesen
for Fredericia

Hunting Chair

by Børge Mogesen
for Fredericia

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The Hunting Chair was Mogensen’s first work with exposed wood framing and saddle leather. The seat is adjustable with solid brass buckles, and the chair is easy to move around to differ­ent loca­tions in the home. In 1950, the Copen­hagen Cabi­net­mak­ers’ Guild’s exhi­bi­tion presented furni­ture under the theme A Hunting Lodge,” in which Mogensen had, for the first time, designed furni­ture using a solid wood frame­work with saddle leather forming the seat and back. This method­ol­ogy was inspired by medieval Spanish furni­ture construc­tion, some­thing that Mogensen would return to time and time again. One of the more extra­or­di­nary pieces from Mogensen’s presen­ta­tion was The Hunting Chair. The design reflected a distinct modernism of the time, with the front seat edge height just 30 cm above the floor.

Børge Mogesen

Denmark (1914–1972)

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