HAY’s reproduction of Børge Mogensen’s classic J41 chair has a slightly slanted backrest and widely-spaced spindles creating an uncluttered design that offers a timeless quality. With a broad plywood seat and frame in solid oak or beech, the design is both hard-wearing and comfortable. Available in oiled, matt lacquered or painted finishes.
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.