BØRGE MORGENSEN Danish, 1914-1972
Børge Mogensen was known as the furniture designer who created high-quality furniture at affordable prices for Danish homes.
He went on to design some of the most renowned furniture designs of the 1950s and 1960s.
An exceptionally productive man, Børge Mogensen’s collection of designs numbers into the thousands. New ideas came to him at any time of the day or night and were scribbled down on matchboxes, table napkins, creased envelopes, or whatever was at hand.
Børge Mogensen's lifelong mission was to create simple and practical furniture for everyone. The appearance was important, but never at the expense of functionality.
Børge Mogensen disapproved of colleagues who succumbed to the whims of fashion, ignored functionality or used excessively expensive materials. In the same breath, he defiantly brushed off any criticism for only using wood, his preferred material in all its different embodiments.