J39 by Børge Mogensen

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Designed by Børge Mogensen in 1947. J39 is a versatile masterpiece crafted from solid wood, featuring a hand-woven seat in natural paper cord.

In 1939, when Mogensen was a 28-year old architect just starting his career in design, he pursued his vision to create high quality, functional furniture that could make modernism design popular for the general public. Mogensen preferred furniture based on established cabinetmaker’s principles found in traditional furniture from around the world, adapted for ease of local production without compromising on quality.

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Along with Hans J. Wegner and Finn Juhl, Mogensen went on to lay the foundation for what later became known as “Danish Modern” in the 1950’s. Some of their key pieces became so popular that they have remained in our portfolio ever since. They are part of our proud heritage at Fredericia. Icons that reflect our special close relationship with Mogensen. While Mogensen’s J39 Chair is reminiscent of Shaker furniture, its simple expression and use of materials reflect Mogensen’s personal quest for design purity.

The sturdy yet refined appeal of the J39 Chair makes it suitable for private and public use. To this day, both new and vintage versions of the chair can be seen in public institutions, universities, cafés, restaurants and private homes in Denmark and around the world. Given its versatility and appeal to virtually anyone in any environment, the J39 Chair has been in continuous production since its introduction.