Børge Mogensen Tall Wardrobe in Pine
Børge Mogensen for FDB, cabinet, pine, Denmark, 1950s
This modest Danish wardrobe has two normal doors and one folding door provides plenty of storage. The cabinet is exemplary for the modest woodwork of Mogensen's design. It is a cabinet that is modest, well made and suited for every type of space. It holds several drawers on the left side of the cabinet.
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 focussed 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.