Borge Mogensen was one of the most significant among a generation of Danish furniture designers who contributed to the concept of Danish Modern, which would become to be celebrated throughout the world. Together with colleagues such as Arne Jacobsen and Hans Wegner, Mogensen created international esteem for Mid Century Furniture. His simple and functional designs have enjoyed worldwide acclaim. Among his peers included Kaare Klint, for whom he was teaching assistant at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Architecture, Copenhagen. His contribution to the rise of Danish design earned him prestigious awards such as the Eckersberg Meda and the C.F. Hansen medal.
His most celebrated work was the Spanish Chair, which was inspired from a trip to Spain, this saw Mogensen modernising the traditional shapes he saw, while maintaining imperative features like broad armrests. By designing The Spanish Chair, Mogensen proved that he did not need to use steel or plastic to be innovative like many designers of the period. Borge Mogensen’s goal was to create humble yet functional furniture, it was his innovative approach to mix these mediums together that has had earned him international respect as a forefront figure in Danish Design.