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Spoke Back Sofa by Børge Mogensen

Updated: Jan 26


The Mogensen family spent the summer of 1945 in a summer cottage with the Wegner family. Børge Mogensen spent this time designing his first classic item of furniture. With its unpretentious design, the Spoke Back Sofa is completely bared from every angle, even the cushions are attached with visible straps. Typical for Mogensen, the joints are extremely fine, needing closer inspection to see how the different parts are fused together.

With its reclining side, and the characteristic leather straps, the sofa in time became one of Mogensen’s most popular models. The inventive combination of a classic two-seater sofa with the English daybed and the French chaise longue was too sophisticated for post-war tastes, however, and the sofa was not put into production until 1963. Since then, it has been copied endlessly.

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