- BØRGE MOGENSEN/SHAKER CHAIR J39
Product number: VT030
Designer name: Børge Mogensen
A maker name: FREDERICIA/ Fredericia
Year of design: 1947
Production number: J39
Borge Mogensen's representative work "J39", commonly known as "The People's Chair / Shaker Chair".
Needless to say, it is a best-selling chair that has been popular for many years, and it is a chair that can be said to be Mogensen's representative work, which has been made without stopping production even once since it was announced.
One of its nicknames, the “Shaker Chair,” refers to a chair made by Shakers in the 18th and 19th centuries. This J39 is inspired by a shaker chair.
Instead of using the imported materials that were popular at the time, we used beech and oak materials, which were abundantly available. Affordable and affordable price range. The seat surface is carefully woven with paper cords, and it bends moderately and accepts the body.
Mogensen's belief is "to provide simple and practical furniture at a reasonable price",
His direction, which is good at design that is timeless and unadorned, is well reflected in this chair, and you can feel his unwavering belief and commitment.
Please enjoy the comfort of a masterpiece that has been produced for over 70 years.
Borge Mogensen (Denmark, 1914-1972) / About Borge Mogensen
Denmark's leading furniture designer along with Hans J. Wegner and Finn Juhl.
Mogensen, who eliminated unnecessary decorations and pursued the beauty of lean structures, studied under Koa Klint at the furniture department of the Design School, the predecessor of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. After that, I learned design from Clint as an assistant. At the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, I was deeply devoted to Clint's approach to design that emphasized human anatomy and his ideas. I specialized in designing furniture for the common people and furniture that was easy to use in mass production systems.
After finishing his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker in 1934, Mogensen then began to study furniture design in earnest, working at the design studios of Koa Klint and Mogens Koch. He continued this until 1942 when he was appointed Chief Designer of the Furniture Department of the Danish Co-operative FDB, where he designed high quality, affordable furniture for the general public.
His works are always designed from the public's point of view, and among modern Danish furniture, many of them are exceptionally functional and durable. Ta. Based on Shaker furniture, he is known for designing simple, easy-to-use and durable furniture.