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Spanish Chair

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Although Børge Mogensen (1914–72) conceived of his Spanish chair after a 1958 inspiring trip to Spain (hence its name), where the use of robust leather as a part of seat construction is integral to a national legacy of furniture making, the Danish designer had been by then long occupied with making practical and functional furniture that could be of use in one’s home every day.


Mogensen studied under Kaare Klint at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and began his career as a teaching assistant to the Scandinavian design master. Not long after Mogensen participated in MoMA’s famous "International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design" in 1948, he opened his own design studio. He began to collaborate with architect Andreas Graversen, who bought the manufacturer Fredericia Furniture in 1955. Graversen’s acquisition launched a long tradition of producing Mogensen’s furniture at Fredericia, and in 1958, the manufacturer introduced the Spanish chair, which is today one of Mogensen’s most recognizable designs. 


The Spanish chair exemplifies Mogensen’s proclivity toward working with simple, natural materials. The wood-and-leather sling chair also references the designer’s longtime fascination with Japanese woodworking and reveals his dedication to designing for ultimate comfort. With its sturdy, unpretentious frame of solid oak and its back and seat in supple saddle leather attached with adjustable straps, the Spanish chair is indeed one of the most comfort-conscious chairs on the planet. But it can’t help being beautiful, too: Contrast stitching on the leather and the juxtaposition of its smooth surface with the frame’s wood grain make it an unintentional statement piece. The Spanish chair is still produced by Fredericia Furniture.


Borge Mogensen Spanish Chair

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Spanish Chairs by Børge Mogensen, Pair of 2
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Vienna, AT
Spanish chair model 226 by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia Stolefabrik. The objects are manufactured of solid oakwood covered with genuine saddle leather remaining in its beautifully p...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Spanish Chair Model BM2226 by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia, Denmark, 1960s
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Located in Berkhamsted, GB
The iconic Spanish chair, model BM2226 by Børge Mogensen in cognac leather and solid oak. Designed in 1958. Fredericia, Denmark, 1960s. The oak has been soap treated and the leather ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Armchair “Spanish” Designed by Børge Mogensen for Erhard Rasmussen, Denmark
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Armchair “Spanish” designed by Børge Mogensen for Erhard Rasmussen, Denmark, 1958. Oak and leather. Provenance: This chair is one of the three designed for the Copenhagen cab...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Oak

Pair of "Spanish Chairs" by Børge Mogensen
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of iconic oak and cognac leather “Spanish Chair” lounge chairs by Børge Mogensen. Mogensen got his inspiration for this design from a trip to Spain in 1958, where he came across...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Pair of "Spanish Chairs by Børge Mogensen, Fredericia Furniture, Denmark, 1960s
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of "Spanish chairs" designed by Børge Mogensen in 1958. This pair form the 1960s-1970s, produced by Fredericia furniture in Denmark. Made from solid untreated oak and thick raw ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Børge Mogensen Danish Modern Lounge "Spanish Chairs" in Oak and Saddle Leather
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Odense, DK
Amazing set of Danish architect Børge Mogensens iconic "Spanish Chairs" with seat and back in patinated saddle leather and frame in solid oak. This original design with model number...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Børge Mogensen Pair of 'Spanish Chairs with Cognac Leather
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
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 appea...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Børge Mogensen Spanish Chair, Oak and Leather, 1958
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia
Located in London, GB
Børge Mogensen The Spanish chair, circa 1958 Manufactured by Fredericia Stolefabrik, Copenhagen, Denmark. Solid oak frame with original, patinated tan saddle leather seat and b...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Midcentury Spanish Chair in Patinated Leather and Oak by Børge Mogensen, 1950s
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Lejre, DK
Spanish chair in solid oak and patinated leather. Designed by MAA. Børge Mogensen for Fredericia Furniture. Made in Denmark. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Spanish Chair by Børge Mogensen
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Meyrin, CH
Spanish chair with beautiful patina.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Børge Mogensen Danish Modern Spanish Chairs in Oak and Saddle Leather
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Odense, DK
Amazing set of Danish architect Børge Mogensens iconic "Spanish Chairs" with seat and back in patinated saddle leather and frame in patinated solid oak. This original design with mo...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Pair of 'Spanish Chairs' by Borge Mogensen for Fredericia
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
A very nice vintage pair of these highly sought after lounge chairs, by Borge Mogensen and manufactured by Fredericia in Denmark. They retain their original Cognac coloured saddle le...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Børge Mogensen Spanish Chair for Fredericia Furniture
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Børge Mogensen Spanish chair in oak and vegetable-tanned leather. Executed by Fredericia furniture and Dahlman, 1959-1961.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Borge Mogensen "Spanish Dining Chair", Midcentury
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Singapore, SG
Chair by Borge Mogensen, manufactured by Fredericia. It has a solid oak frame and saddle leather seat and backrest. In order to give more comfortable back support the leather at the ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

Borge Mogensen Spanish Dining Armchair, Model 3237, Cognac
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Spanish dining chair is a testament to the application of honest materials. Crafted from the finest selection of oak and flawless saddle leather, the chair is available with or w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

Borge Mogensen Spanish Chair
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Berkeley, CA
With the Spanish chair, Mogensen expanded upon his work with solid oak and saddle leather. The chair was launched in 1958 as part of an innovative living space exhibition, in which a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

Borge Mogensen Spanish Chair, Black
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Berkeley, CA
With the Spanish chair, Mogensen expanded upon his work with solid oak and saddle leather. The chair was launched in 1958 as part of an innovative living space exhibition, in which a...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

Borge Mogensen Spanish Chair, Cognac
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Berkeley, CA
With the Spanish chair, Mogensen expanded upon his work with solid oak and saddle leather. The chair was launched in 1958 as part of an innovative living space exhibition, in which a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

Borge Mogensen Spanish Dining Chair, Model 3237, Cognac
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Spanish dining chair is a testament to the application of honest materials. Crafted from the finest selection of oak and flawless saddle leather, the chair is available with or w...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

Børge Mogensen Spanish Chair for Fredericia Furniture
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Børge Mogensen Spanish chair in oak and vegetable-tanned leather. Executed by Fredericia Furniture, 1974.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Børge Mogensen "Spanish" Chair in Cognac Leather and Oak for Fredericia, Denmark
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Iconic "Spanish" chair by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia Stolefabrik, Denmark, 1958. Solid oak frame with cognac saddle leather all in good / very good condition. Slight traces of use...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Spanish Chair
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Spanish chair frame is available in various solid wood options: oak black lacquered, oak standard lacquer, oak smoked and oiled, oak soap treated, oak oil treated clear, and oak ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Spanish Chair by Børge Mogensen
By Fredericia, Børge Mogensen
Located in London, GB
Beautiful example of the famous Spanish chair model 2226, one of the most iconic designs by Børge Mogensen. Manufactured by Fredericia Stolefabrik. Solid oak armchair with seat and b...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Børge Mogensen "Spanish" Chair
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Børge Mogensen "Spanish" chair.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Pair of Børge Mogensen "Spanish" Chairs
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Børge Mogensen "Spanish" chair designed in 1958 and produced by Fredericia Stolefabrik. Mogensen was inspired by a Spanish military commander's chair.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Børge Mogensen "Spanish" Chair
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Børge Mogensen "Spanish" chair designed in 1958 and produced by Fredericia Stolefabrik. Mogensen was inspired by a Spanish military commander's chair.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Børge Mogensen "Spanish" Chair
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Børge Mogensen "Spanish" chair designed in 1958 and produced by Fredericia Stolefabrik. Mogensen was inspired by a Spanish military commander's chair.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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