Børge Mogensen Pair of 'Spanish Chairs with Cognac Leather
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Børge Mogensen for Fredericia Stolefabrik, set of 2 'Spanish Chairs,' solid oak and cognac leather, Denmark, 1958.
This well-known design by Børge Mogensen has a very strong appearance. The sincere construction and type of upholstery, give the chair a character of its own. Due to the great proportions and well-sized armrests the chair provides great comfort. Mogensen drew inspiration from a trip to Spain in 1958. He modernized the shape, eliminating the elaborate carvings while retaining the important feature: the broad armrests that give the chair character and provide a practical place to put a glass or cup. These chairs are Mogensen's interpretations of a traditional type of chair often found in areas influenced by ancient Islamic culture.
The natural saddle leather has aged beautifully and is in very good condition. Although these chairs show traces of age and use and there are some spots and marks on the leather, this is what gives these chairs their unique appearance and an even more sturdy character.