Borge Mogensen (1914-1972)
« Precursor of functionalism »
Born in 1924, Mogensen started off by training to become a cabinetmaker.
After studying at the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen, he studied architecture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. He worked in several design studios in the Danish capital. His style profoundly influenced Danish design and allowed him to gain international recognition.
Børge Mogensen focuses on functionality and simplicity where form must be exclusively the expression of its use, resulting in clear and simple lines.
Throughout his career, Mogensen studied the contemporary lifestyle to be able to create furniture that responded to specific needs in everyday life. By the extensive use of degradable material, Borge Mogensen, became a pioneer in the field of ecology.