Designer: Børge Mogensen

One of the most productive and influential Danish designers of the mid-20th century, Børge Mogensen became best known for his functional and attainable furniture. Wright celebrates Mogensen's contributions to the modern movement presenting more than 150 works by the artist to the market and achieving strong results.
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My goal is to create items that serve people and give them the leading role, instead of forcing them to adapt to the items.

Børge Mogensen

3 Things to Know About Børge Mogensen

Mogensen cited design inspiration from international cultures and styles including ethnographic arts and crafts, Japanese wood carvings, historic works, and lithography

After the death of mentor Kaare Klint in 1954, he went on to succeed him as the designer of the Danish Museum of Decorative Art in Copenhagen

He frequently participated in the Copenhagen Cabinetmaker’s Guild Exhibitions presenting nearly every year

Showroom at the Copenhagen Cabinetmaker's Guild Exhibition 1949 presented by Erhard Rasmussen and Børge Mogensen

Auction Results Børge Mogensen

BØRGE MOGENSEN, Hunting chairs, pair | wright20.com

Børge Mogensen

Hunting chairs, pair

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $27,500
BØRGE MOGENSEN, cabinets, pair | wright20.com

Børge Mogensen

cabinets, pair

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $18,750
BØRGE MOGENSEN, Hunting chair | wright20.com

Børge Mogensen

Hunting chair

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $17,500
B&#248RGE MOGENSEN, drop-leaf desk | wright20.com

B&#248rge Mogensen

drop-leaf desk

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $13,750
BORGE MOGENSEN, chest of drawers | wright20.com

Borge Mogensen

chest of drawers

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $13,200
BØRGE MOGENSEN, sofa, model 2193 | wright20.com

Børge Mogensen

sofa, model 2193

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $11,250
BØRGE MOGENSEN, cabinets, pair | wright20.com

Børge Mogensen

cabinets, pair

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $11,250
BØRGE MOGENSEN, wall-mounted cabinets, set of three | wright20.com

Børge Mogensen

wall-mounted cabinets, set of three

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $11,250
BØRGE MOGENSEN, Conference chairs, set of twelve | wright20.com

Børge Mogensen

Conference chairs, set of twelve

estimate: $9,000–12,000
result: $10,000
BØRGE MOGENSEN, settee | wright20.com

Børge Mogensen

settee

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $9,600
BØRGE MOGENSEN, Hunting chairs, pair | wright20.com

Børge Mogensen

Hunting chairs, pair

estimate: $9,000–12,000
result: $9,525
BØRGE MOGENSEN, Rare armchair | wright20.com

Børge Mogensen

Rare armchair

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $9,375
BØRGE MOGENSEN, benches, pair | wright20.com

Børge Mogensen

benches, pair

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $8,750
BØRGE MOGENSEN, Master of the House writing desk | wright20.com

Børge Mogensen

Master of the House writing desk

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $8,750
BØRGE MOGENSEN, cabinets | wright20.com

Børge Mogensen

cabinets

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $8,750
BØRGE MOGENSEN, cabinets, pair | wright20.com

Børge Mogensen

cabinets, pair

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $8,750
BØRGE MOGENSEN, bookcases, set of three | wright20.com

Børge Mogensen

bookcases, set of three

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $8,750
BØRGE MOGENSEN, cabinet | wright20.com

Børge Mogensen

cabinet

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $8,750
BØRGE MOGENSEN, Spanish chairs, pair | wright20.com

Børge Mogensen

Spanish chairs, pair

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $8,750
BØRGE MOGENSEN, cabinets, pair | wright20.com

Børge Mogensen

cabinets, pair

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $8,450
BØRGE MOGENSEN, settee | wright20.com

Børge Mogensen

settee

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $8,400
BØRGE MOGENSEN, Spanish chairs, pair | wright20.com

Børge Mogensen

Spanish chairs, pair

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $8,125
BØRGE MOGENSEN, Spanish lounge chairs, pair | wright20.com

Børge Mogensen

Spanish lounge chairs, pair

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $8,125
BØRGE MOGENSEN, settee | wright20.com

Børge Mogensen

settee

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $7,800

Børge Mogensen 1914–1972

One of the most productive and influential Danish designers of the mid-20th century, Børge Mogensen became best known for his functional designs. His work is characterized by simple lines, modest proportions, and clarity of design. His high quality craftsmanship remains approachable and attainable. He began his training as a cabinetmaker in 1934 then studied at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts before enrolling at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Architecture where he graduated in 1941. Mogensen was a student and teaching assistant of Kaare Klint later working in the designer’s studio in Copenhagen. In 1948, he participated in the Museum of Modern Art, New York’s Low-Cost Furniture exhibition with friend, Hans J. Wegner and frequently exhibited his furniture designs at the Copenhagen Cabinetmaker’s Guild Exhibitions as well.

Throughout his career Mogensen developed a keen interest in contemporary lifestyle and the modern home creating intricate home storage systems through dedicated research. A highly celebrated designer, he received the Eckersberg Medal in 1950, the Danish Furniture Prize in 1971, and both the Honorary Royal Designer for Industry at the Royal Society of Arts in London and the C.F. Hansen Medal in 1972.

I do become more and more narrow in my devotion. Within a very limited field, I strive to live out to the utmost border of possibilities within both the material and the shape. Sometimes I cross that border—and then I learn.

Børge Mogensen

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