Pair of Safari Chairs and Table, Aage Bruun & Son, Børge Mogensen For Sale
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Pair of Safari Chairs and Table, Aage Bruun & Son, Børge Mogensen

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Scandinavian midcentury classic. Matching pair of safari chairs. Børge Mogensen design for Aage Bruun and Son with a rather rare matching table. Beautifully aged Cognac saddle leather upholstery on a European white oak frame. Produced by Aage Bruun and Son in Denmark during the 1950s. The frame is clean and re-oiled. The leather has been cleaned and conditioned. The table top is reversible with a choice of oak or beech surface. Sold only as a full set. These can be completely dismantled and transported - as originally designed/intended.

Details

  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    H 27.56 in. x W 22.45 in. x D 23.63 in.H 70 cm x W 57 cm x D 60 cm
  • Seat Height
    14.57 in. (37 cm)
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Reference Number
    LU1232212399741
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About Børge Mogensen (Designer)

Among the great mid-20th century Danish furniture designers, Børge Mogensen distinguished himself with his faith to traditional values of craftsmanship and honesty of materials. While peers such as Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl and Arne Jacobsen designed some of the most striking and now iconic furnishings of the era, Mogensen focused on making pieces that were simple, durable and comfortable — and in the long run perhaps more useful and better loved.

     Mogensen studied under and later worked for Kaare Klint, a master cabinetmaker whose chief tenets were quality of construction and simplicity of line. Klint was a classicist, who believed that furniture forms should evolve from those of historical models. So, too, in his way was Mogensen, as two of his best-known earlier pieces attest. His 1945 “Spokeback Sofa,” with hinged arms that can be lowered to facilitate lounging, is a reinterpretation of the venerable Knole settee. With the oval silhouette of its plywood backrest and waterdrop-shaped cutouts, Mogenson’s “Shell chair,” designed in 1949, can be seen as a novel take on early 19th century Empire side chairs.

     Yet Mogensen shared the aesthetical sensibilities of his most forward-looking colleagues. His cabinets deploy the same spare geometries and lushly figured woods as those of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and his disciple Florence Knoll, the chief difference being that Mies and Knoll used chrome steel for the frames and legs of their pieces. The brawny oak frames and slung leather seats and backrests of Mogensen’s “Hunting chair” (1950) and “Spanish chair” (1959) display the same hefty construction and appreciation of natural materials seen in the work of Charlotte Perriand and Sergio Rodrigues. As you will see from the furnishings on these pages, Børge Mogensen designed for function more than sculptural effect. While his chairs may not be the first pieces in a décor to draw the eye, they are often the first to draw in those looking for a comfortable seat.

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