Børge Mogensen’s BM0488S Table Bench from 1958 is relaunched by Carl Hansen & Son as part of a growing collection of the renowned Danish architect and designer’s work.
Versatile, timeless and carefully crafted, the BM0488S Table Bench was originally created to complement the BM0865 Daybed. The multi-functional piece forms part of Mogensen’s ‘building furniture’ concept – enduring furniture that could be added to and adapted over time in response to changing needs and living situations. Equally suited to use as a bench in an entrance hall or at the end of a bed as it is as a coffee table or side table, the independent piece exudes wellbeing wherever it is placed. The BM0488 is crafted in solid oak, where the dense and flawless inner portion of the trunks known as heartwood is skilfully shaped with traditional cabinetry joints and rounded edges that repeat in the legs and rails. Topped with a double–woven surface, the durable and decorative design will look beautiful for generations to come.
Børge Mogensen (1914-1972) was one of the most important furniture designers of his generation. Having started as a cabinetmaker, like many other designers, he developed into an accomplished furniture designer who created functional and affordable furniture for the everyman. Mogensen studied at Copenhagen school of Arts and Crafts from 1936-1942 under the watchful eye of Kaare Klint as his mentor. After completing his studies he initially went on to work with Klint, from whom he learnt to produce simple and functional furniture. Later on, Mogensen also succeeded his former mentor as designer at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Copenhagen when Klint died in 1954.