H: 67 cm, D: 60 cm, W: 82,5 cm, Sh: 33 cm
The Spanish Chair designed by Børge Mogensen. This chair is Børge Mogensen’s interpretation of a traditional type of chair often found in areas influenced by ancient Islamic culture – from Andalusia to northern India Mogensen drew inspiration for The Spanish Chair from a trip to Spain in 1958. The most important feature is the broad armrests that give the chair character and provide a practical place to put a glass. The combination of oak and butt leather gives a strong, rustic appearance. In 1958, Børge Mogensen and his family travelled to Spain. For the hardworking designer, the trip became more than just a holiday. In Andalucia he fell in love with an old chair with a wide seat and broad armrests. Once back in Denmark, he created The Spanish Chair. The chair he fell in love with is a traditional type of chair and is very common in areas influenced by ancient Islamic culture – from Spain to northern India. Børge Mogensen m...odernised the design by removing the elaborate carvings, and thus he created his own version with his customary geometrical precision. Yet he retained the most important feature: the broad armrests that give the chair its distinctive character. The broad armrests also serve as a practical place to place a cup or a glass. By designing The Spanish Chair Mogensen proved that he did not need to use steel or plastic to be innovative. Like The Hunting Chair, it is made of oak and butt leather. This gives it a strong, masculine character, and ensures that the chair ages beautifully. The straps allow that the back can be tightened as the leather expands, which means that you can sit securely and comfortably in this chair from day one – and for the rest of your life. Materials: The frame of The Spanish Chair is made of oak while seat and back are of butt leather in natural, cognac or black with adjustable straps. This armchair is available in untreated, soap treated, lacquered, oiled, black lacquered oak or smoked oiled oak.