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Spoke-Back Sofa - Cotil 53938 / Oak soap

Model 1789 - By Børge Mogensen


The Spoke-Back Sofa

The Spoke-Back Sofa is a classic Børge Mogensen design, first presented in 1945 as a proposal for the ‘furniture type of the future’. The sofa combines chaise lounge and conversation sofa in one piece of furniture that is practical and expressive at the same time. The light construction in solid wood with removable cushions means that the sofa can always be renewed as needed.



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Meet the designer

Børge Mogensen (1914-1972) was one of the most influential designers shaping Modern Danish design and Fredericia’s founding designer. He found inspiration worldwide in his quest to create everyday objects that would endure for generations, believing that furniture should create a sense of tranquillity and a modest appearance. He was acclaimed for his masterful sense of materials and proportions, creating designs celebrated and showcased in leading design museums worldwide.

Børge Mogensen sitting in the spanish chair
Børge Mogensen sitting in the spanish chair

Børge Mogensen


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Simple steps to make your Spoke-Back Sofa last for generations




Like all other objects, upholstered furniture attracts dust and becomes dirty. However, you should be aware of not allowing the upholstery to get too dirty, as it will make the subsequent cleaning more difficult. Also keep in mind that dust and dirt increase wear and tear, generate an unhealthy indoor climate and diminish any fire-resistant features. Regular maintenance is therefore necessary in order to maintain the upholstery’s looks and to prolong its longevity.

A soothing Scandinavian feeling by the roaring North Sea

Take a look inside the seaside hotel, Svinkløv Badehotel, in Northern Jutland, Denmark. Modern classics from Fredericia were included in a section of the hotel known as the ‘Purple suite’ to help create that certain Scandinavian summer vibe: Børge Mogensen’s Spoke-back sofa and Ejvind A. Johansson’s J64 Chair. Explore the story here.

Product impact

At Fredericia, we strive to continue our heritage of purposeful and sustainable design, creating modern originals that encourage human well-being wherever people live, work or relax.

Refreshable cover

This furniture is designed with interchangeable fabric covers, which can be renewed in case of unexpected damage.

Spoke-Back Sofa by Børge Mogensen
Spoke-Back Sofa by Børge Mogensen

Solid wood

This furniture is made from solid wood that stores carbon and – if kept well – will get a beautiful patina. As needed, the surfaces can be sanded down and restored by skilled locals anywhere in the world.

Crafted to last

Fredericia offers an extended warranty of 25 years on this product. It is our way of committing to delivering a design that is crafted to last.


Here you can access and download all project files and assets.

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