Fredericia's BM71 Library table, designed by Børge Mogensen, is a foldable table that works equally great as a desk or a dining table. Thanks to its foldable ends, the table can be set to three different sizes – when fully opened, the table is capacious enough to cater to a large number of guests. Designed in 1958, the Library table is crafted from solid oak with an oil finish.


BM71 Library table, oiled oak



1–2 months


Oiled oak
126 / 189 / 252 cm
93 cm
72 cm
Oiled solid oak

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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