Borge Mogensen Bench 3171
The functional word is the one that best describes Børge Mogensen’s design. Most of his furniture is characterised by strong, simple lines. The almost scientific analysis of the functionality of each piece is his genius, and is also the basis of this light, distinctive bench designed in 1956.
With its characteristics of robustness and simplicity it is suitable for everyday use and is an ideal example of the path towards pure form that has guided Mogensen throughout his life.
Size: 170 x 47 x h. sed. 43,5 / h. schien. 76,5
Børge Mogensen (1914-1972). His work was greatly influenced by that of Kaare Klint, whose work he later became assistant professor at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen. Most of his pieces were designed with the needs of industrial production in mind and are characterised by simple, strong lines.
He was interested in the search for a contemporary style, trying to develop everyday objects designed for specific uses. Combining Klint’s research on how the dimensions and proportions of objects influence their design, he produced in collaboration with Grethe Meyer, the project Boligens Byggeskabe (1954), which introduced the idea of a system of shelves and containers as part of a room, rather than pieces purchased and placed in a vacuum. To this end he studied all the measurements of everyday objects and established the dimensions of depth and length of the elements, publishing a guidebook.
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