Spanish Chair 2226Functional is the word which best describes Børge Mogensen’s design. The majority of his furniture was designed with industrial production in mind and is characterized by strong and simple lines. His true genius is to be found in his almost scientific analysis of the functionality of a piece of furniture.
The ‘Spanish Chair’ is one of Børge Mogensen’s most famous works, combining inspiration from traditional Spanish pieces with the Danish love for simplicity and practicality in furniture design.
The Spanish Chair is Børge Mogensen’s masterly interpretation of a traditional type of chair often found in areas influenced by ancient Islamic culture – from Andalusia to northern India. Mogensen drew inspiration from a trip to Spain in 1958. He modernised the shape, eliminating the elaborate carvings while retaining the important feature: the broad armrests that give the chair character and provide a practical place to put a glass or cup. The combination of oak and butt leather gives a strong, rustic appearance.
Year of design: 1958