Børge Mogensen Cabinet in Pine
Børge Mogensen for FDB Møbler, cabinet, pine, Denmark, 1950s
Rustic sideboard with two sliding doors designed by Børge Mogensen. Constructive base which are a trademark of Mogensen. The fine vertical grain of the pinewood is visible on the front. This credenza is equipped with shelves and drawers. It provides lots of storage space.
Børge Mogensen (1914-1972) was a Danish designer. His designs are defined by being high-quality, simple and functional. Mogensen can be seen as a democratic and idealistic designer. He aimed to solve basic problems in residential living. This meant that he designed for the middle-class and everyday use instead of for the more exclusive costumer. Contrary to his contemporaries in other countries such as Le Corbusier, Mogensen did not work with new modern materials such as steel and glass. Instead he chose to work with tested materials such as leather and wood. Being trained by Kaare Klint, he was very focused on the human body and his ideal was to create comfortable furniture, not furniture that would end up in a museum. His designs are therefore honest, functional, simple and production friendly. Mogensen was extremely productive: hundreds of his designs went into production in his lifetime.