The famous Danish furniture architect Børge Mogensen created some of the most recognized classic furniture pieces during the Danish "Golden Age of design" in the 1950's and 1960's.
In 1958, he designed the BM1 and BM2 chairs together with the world-renowned SHAKER TABLE in the distinctive Shaker Style, characterized by simple, pure lines and a light Nordic expression. The BM1 chair is made of solid wood with a seat of hand-woven paper cordel, treated with soap and wax to make it stay resistant. Each part of the chair is handmade, and by exploring the chair, you will discover many unique details. The round chair leg is made out of one single piece of wood, and the steam-bended back rest has a shape that follows the natural anatomy of the human spine.
Børge Mogensen (1914-1972) was one of the most influential and famous furniture architects in Denmark. Along with colleagues such as Arne Jacobsen and Hans J. Wegner, he achieved to move Danish furniture design up on an international and highly respected level. His simple and functional designs created a natural connection between his furniture and its users, which was essential and evident in all his works.
Børge Mogensen was productive as few. The ideas came to him at all times of the day, and they were enshrined on matchboxes, napkins, half curled envelopes, or whatever was at hand. Thus, he created some of the 1950s and 1960s most recognized furniture classics, including the world-renowned SHAKER TABLE from 1958, which became a role-model for many subsequent tables. Together with the SHAKER TABLE he also designed the BM1 CHAIR and the BM2 CHAIR in 1958. In 1972, he was awarded with the title "Honorary Royal Designer for Industry" in London.