A key figure in the development of the Danish modern design scene, Børge Mogensen (1914-1972) was committed to creating durable, functional furniture pieces where quality material and an enduring aesthetic appeal were at the forefront of every design. Trained as a cabinet maker and furniture designer at the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts, Mogensen was also a student of Kaare Klint at the school of furniture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and later went on to collaborate with luminaries such as Hans J Wegner, with whom he entered MoMA’s international furniture competition to create low-cost furniture. Establishing his own design office in 1950, Mogensen
Mogensen soon after began a collaboration with Fredericia Furniture that would last up until his death in 1972. Here, fuelled by a strong friendship with Fredericia owner Andreas Graversen, Mogensen produced a stream of high-quality furniture for which he was recognised with a C.F. Hansen medal in 1972, the Danish Furniture Prize for contributions to the Danish furniture industry in 1971, and appointment as Honoury Royal Designer for Industry at the Royal Society of Arts in London in 1972.