Fredericia's No. 1 sofa, designed by Børge Mogensen, is a Danish design gem from the 1950s. Its appearance is characterized by angular but slim lines and complemented with beautiful details such as the decorative buttons and wooden legs. In 1972, Børge Mogensen and Fredericia's CEO Andreas Graversen were awarded the Danish Furniture Prize for their contribution to Danish furniture design – the starting point of the long collaboration was the No. 1 sofa that was released in 1955.


No. 1 sofa, 2-seater, Harald 823 - smoked oak



1–2 months


Light green (Harald 823), smoked oak
143 cm
86 cm
83 cm
Seat height
42 cm
Frame material
Smoked, stained oak
Upholstery fabric
Kvadrat Harald: 100% cotton
Abrasion resistance
100 000 Martindale
Base material
Smoked oak
42 kg

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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