Chair by Børge Mogensen 1949

As with the almost contemporary FH1936 chair by Hans Wegner - this chair has an elegant frame in wood that forms a base for the plywood back … here with a back in relatively thin plywood that was cut to shape and sections were  cut out so that the back could be bent round to a more pronounced curve and then held in place with tabs that are glued down into slots in the seat.

Faced in cherry, this was not cheap plywood but presumably it was presented at the Cabinetmakers' Exhibition to prove that plywood was an appropriate material for more expensive furniture.

 

designed by Børge Mogensen (1914-1972)

made by Erhard Rasmussen

cherry and teak

shown at the Cabinetmakers' Exhibition in 1949

height: 75cm

width: 47cm

depth: 54cm

height of seat: 39cm