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Soborg Chair - Steel Frame
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Soborg Chair - Steel Frame

Borge Mogensen for Fredericia Furniture
Regular price $558.00
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Soborg Chair - Steel Frame
Designer: Borge Mogensen
Manufactured by: Fredericia Furniture
Dimensions (in): 19.9 w | 19 d | 31.3 h | seat: 17.5

Being a very contemporary design, the SOBORG chair bridges contrasts, between industrial and handcrafted solutions, the textural properties of solid wood and plywood and between a lightweight and solidly grounded expression.

In the late 1940s, Borge Mogensen'started to explore working with moulded plywood. After presenting an experimental shell chair in 1949 he chose to unite the plywood with his signature functionalism based on cabinetmaker's principles and rigid aesthetics. The result was the SOBORG chair with wooden frame - a chair that was presented first in 1950.

The Soborg-chair was designed with the intention to make a shell chair that could be produced with new machinery of the times. The generous seat and back design, in Mogensen's favourite materials, was the beginning of a shape seen in works throughout the rest of his career.

In 1952 Mogensen expanded the series with a steel framed chair. Working with steel was an exception in Mogensen's work, but the execution is typical of Mogensen. By adding features like the slightly coned legs Mogensen used techniques from the cabinetmaker's tradition in the execution of the steel. The chairs thus have an expression that feels both industrial and handcrafted.

FREDERICIA relaunched the SOBORG chairs in 2014 to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of Borge Mogensen's birth. In line with Mogensen's original ambition with the series, we have updated the features of the chair for contemporary production and lifestyle.

Danish Design Store is an Authorized Dealer for the Fredericia Furniture Collection. All products are licensed and designed in Denmark. For questions or if you'd like to order by phone, call a Fredericia Furniture Product Specialist at 800.688.0974.o

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