Rasmus Mogensen
& the Spanish Chair


What impact has Børge Mogensen had on your life personally and professionally?

I feel that Børge and everything he achieved affects many generations in a family for good and bad. Without going into too much detail, let’s just say that with his genius came some darkness and this darkness also affected my life in many ways. But Børge also added much that was beautiful, a great deal of culture and a great deal of quality.

Mogensen´s designs are characterised by functionality, clean lines and natural materials. How do you relate to it in your job?

My job, or rather my passion, is to create illusions, to create a reality on paper which doesn’t necessarily exist. To give my views on what’s in front of my camera, be it a beautiful woman, a child, a chair, anything. Børge’s job, or passion, was to create something very specific on the basis of something that originated in his mind.

The difference between his and my work is that in what I do, you have to ‘just’ look while Børge’s products need to be looked at and actually used, sat on, eaten at, moved around. Two very different things and still the same in many ways.

What role does design play in your everyday life?

Design plays an important role in my daily life. I love going home and using my home, sitting in my furniture, letting my hand glide over the wooden top of my dining table and enjoying the thought that it stood there long before I was born and will still be here long after I’ve gone if I treat it well. Quality has to go hand in hand with design for everything to make sense. This is the case in the works of most of the great Danish masters. That is something you can only be proud of.




"Quality has to go hand in hand with design for everything to make sense.This is the case in the works of most of the great Danish masters. That is something you can only be proud of."

- Rasmus Mogensen