75 years of J39



This year, The J39 Mogensen Chair is celebrating its 75th birthday, the chair being one of the strongest manifestations of Børge Mogensen’s unsurpassed ability to create timeless furniture.


The J39 reflect Mogensen’s personal quest for design purity. Given its versatility and appeal to virtually anyone in any environment, the J39 has been in continuous production since its introduction in 1947.

The design itself is a further development of Kaare Klint’s Church Chair, which he created for Bethlehem Church in Copenhagen in 1936. 

We mark the anniversary with a version with a seat in sustainable hand-woven sedge grass, just like the original version from 1947, which Børge Mogensen himself had standing in the living room.


J39 in the making


The People´s Chair exhibition

Jasper Morrison has curated an exhibition paying homage to the simplicity and honesty that makes the J39 chair timeless. 

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Børge Mogensen

Børge Mogensen was a pioneer who helped establish Denmark as a culture of furniture design. 

Explore his designs → 


Popular as ever

Just because you were born in 1947, you do not have to be old-fashioned. And the J39 is popular as ever. The chair has long since become an international icon.