Børge Mogensen Drop-Leaf Dining Table in Teak and Steel
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Børge Mogensen for Søborg Møbler, dining table or desk, teak, steel, Denmark, 1953.
Drop leaf teak dining table by Børge Mogensen for Søborg Møbelfabrik. Mogensen rarely used steel as a material for his designs, but in this particular piece it is used functionally for the support of the leaves. The combination of teak and slim steel shows a striking appearance. The teak tabletop is in good condition and matches beautifully with both leaves.
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.
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