An uncomplicated design


The Canvas Chair – a hidden gem in our archives, kept there since the untimely death of Børge Mogensen. The Chair is one of the last pieces he designed and exemplifies his talent for functionally-driven designs and natural materials – an uncomplicated design with nothing to add or subtract. 

As a part of the relaunch of The Canvas Chair, Hege Morris, the author behind the blog Hege in France, captured a few pictures to showcase the detail and craftsmanship of The Canvas Chair.


Hege Morris is a Norwegian interior stylist based in Glasgow, UK. Hege has since the establishment of her blog worked as a stylist and photographer within the field of Scandinavian minimalistic interior design. Her keen eye for composition and detail enhances her work as a stylist. Hege has managed to capture the detailed craftsmanship of the chair, that showcases its horizontal and vertical composition.


"As fresh now as it was on its release in 1970, its honest  and earthy appeal is exactly what homes of today are looking for."


The Canvas Chair exemplifies Mogensen’s preference of natural materials. The use of linen canvas and prime European oak define a more casual, down-to earth lifestyle in this simple, structural chair. The materials used to create The Canvas Chair were based on the available machinery at Fredericia’s furniture factory at the time.

The result is a flat canvas seat and back suspended between round pieces of wood, which are supported by rectangular pieces of solid wood as the frame.