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BM1160 Hunting table

By Carl Hansen

£2,657.00

  • Description

    Børge Mogensen’s highly distinctive style positioned him among the most influential furniture designers from the period known today as the Golden Age of Danish Design. The Hunting Table – an outstanding example of Mogensen’s simple expression – was designed in 1950 for the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Furniture Exhibition, which that year explored the ‘Hunting Cabin’ theme.
    The Hunting Table now joins Carl Hansen & Søn’s collection of design classics, its stylish looks and exquisite craftsmanship highlighting Børge Mogensen’s great affection for wood and his keen eye for quality and details. As such, the design fits seamlessly with Carl Hansen & Søn’s design philosophy.
    With people’s needs as his focal point, Mogensen designed the Hunting Table to last for generations, lending the design an inviting, organic elegance that keeps it relevant nearly seven decades later.
    The table consists of two trestles with angled legs and a slim veneer table top with rounded corners and edges in solid wood. Signature mortise and tenon joints on the legs are completed with wedges in contrasting wood to accentuate the uncompromising craftsmanship. Two diagonal brace bars mounted between the frame and table top maximize stability, adding a functional touch that highlights the Hunting Table’s handcrafted expression.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions: W:81.5 x L:210 x H:72cm

    Materials: oiled oak and walnut

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  • Designer
    Børge Mogensen

    Børge Mogensen (1914-1972) started his career as a cabinetmaker in 1934. In 1936 he went on to study at the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts under Professor Kaare Klint before entering the Royal Academy of Fine Arts from where he graduated as an architect in 1942.

    He became head of design at FDB (the Danish Co-Op) in 1942 before establishing his own design office in 1950.

    During his years at the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts the young Mogensen developed a close partnership with his mentor Kaare Klint and subsequently also assumed Klint's approach to simple and functional furniture design. Later on Mogensen was to work as Klint's teaching assistant at the Royal Academy.

    Functional is the word which best describes Børge Mogensen's design. The majority of his furniture was designed with industrial production in mind and is characterized by strong and simple lines. His true genius is to be found in his almost scientific analysis of the functionality of a piece of furniture.

    A smaller but essential part of Mogensen's work was the cabinetmade pieces, one of them being "The Hunting chair" from 1950 made by Erhard Rasmussen. A simple low easy chair with an oak frame from where the strong natural leather seat and back is stretched.

    Other important pieces include "The Spokeback Sofa" designed in 1945, which with its lightness and simple, open construction differed from most sofas at the time, and "The Spanish Chair" from 1959, a low, robust easy chair

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    • Oiled oak
    • Oiled walnut

  • Delivery

    7-8 weeks
    Made to order item

£2,657.00
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