Børge Mogensen (1914-1972)
Born in Aalborg in 1914, Børge Mogensen played an intrinsic role in bringing Danish design to the forefront of international consciousness. Together with colleagues such as Arne Jacobsen and Hans Wegner, Mogensen created such new-found international respect for Danish furniture design.
Mogensen’s simple and functional designs have enjoyed worldwide demand for more than half a century. His time spent as a cabinetmaker generated a self-respect towards traditional design values, however the Dane subtly incorporated Modernist vision and styles to forge a popular signature blend. He was highly motivated by functionality and thrived towards engaging an interaction between his pieces and their users. This was vital to Mogensen and is evident throughout his work.
Showcased in numerous museums and galleries worldwide, Mogensen’s career highlight was being awarded the title of Honorary Royal Designer for Industry in London, 1972.