Børge Mogensen - Nordic Design London Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild, Kunstindustrimuseet, Copenhagen, 1951Thence by decentBruun Rasmussen Auctioneers, Copenhagen, 'Furniture and Design', 8 December 2010, lot 1238Eric Philippe, Paris

  • Exhibited

    'Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild', Kunstindustrimuseet, Copenhagen, 28 September–14 October 1951, Stand 26.

  • Literature

    Grete Jalk, ed., Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar, Volume 3: 1947-1956, Copenhagen, 1987, illustrated p. 189

  • Catalogue Essay

    Børge Mogensen, born in 1914, apprenticed as a cabinetmaker and continued his studies at the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts and the Academy of Arts in Copenhagen, founded by architect and Professor Kaare Klint, where he graduated in 1941. After his studies at the Royal Academy and several collaborations with Kaare Klint, Mogensen became one of the best known contributors to modern Danish design. Driven by his mentor Klint's philosophy, his work was characterised by a simplicity of the line, truth to materials and functionalism.


Unique dining table

Oak, slate.
72.7 x 194.7 x 94.7 cm (28 5/8 x 76 5/8 x 37 1/4 in.)
Executed by cabinetmaker Erhard Rasmussen, Denmark.

£60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for £68,500

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Nordic Design

London 24 September 2014 6pm