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Fredericia's J39 chair is a classic of Danish furniture design, created in 1947 by architect Børge Mogensen who was 28 years old at the time. A timeless and organic combination of solid wood frame and paper yearn seat, the J39 chair works perfectly by a dining table as well as in the living room or office.

Mogensen designed the chair originally for FDB, the Danish Consumers’ Co-operative Society, who chose Mogensen as its head designer in 1939. FDB’s furniture production started in the 1940s and their main idea was functionalist and democratic design for the people – as the J39 chair gained popularity, it also earned a nickname ‘The People’s Chair’.

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J39 Mogensen chair, soaped oak - paper cord

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Colour
Natural paper yarn, soaped oak
Width
48 cm
Depth
43 cm
Height
77 cm
Seat height
46 cm
Seat material
Paper yarn
Main material
Soaped oak
Weight
4.5 kg
Notes
Please note that soap treated oak will develop a patina over time.
Care instructions
Wood: To minimize the risk of stains and marks, liquid, grease etc. should be removed from the wooden surfaces straight away. For more information on care instructions for soap treated oak, please contact our Customer Service.
Paper yarn: Vacuum-clean gently with a soft nozzle at medium suction. Remove wet stains immediately with a soft cloth or paper towel, but do not rub.
Warranty
5 years

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Børge Mogensen

Danish furniture designer Børge Mogensen (1914 –1972) was one of the most influential designers of the Danish modern. Mogensen studied furniture design at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and his designs aimed at functionality, minimalist appearance and easy accessibility. Soon after his graduation Mogensen was named the chief of Danish Consumers’ Co-operative Society FDB, which focused on producing functional, durable and affordable furniture for all social classes.

Mogensen’s designs were often extremely modest and confident at the same time, and the same goes for his personality. Mogensen preferred to work with traditional and natural materials, but also liked to experiment with new techniques and supported the industrial production of furniture. His work was also influenced by folk art, lithography and Japanese wood carvings. During his career Mogensen was awarded with the Eckersberg Medal and C.F. Hansen Medal, and in 1972 he was named Honorary Royal Designer for Industry by the British Royal Society of Arts.

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