BM0949P | Contour Chair

This variant: Oak, Oil, Molly 116
By Børge Mogensen

The Contour Chair by Børge Mogensen embodies a sculptural, organic and distinctive design vision. The remarkable lounge chair was designed in 1949 and reintroduced by Carl Hansen & Søn in 2019.


This variant: Oak, Oil, Molly 116

By Børge Mogensen

The Contour Chair by Børge Mogensen embodies a sculptural, organic and distinctive design vision. The remarkable lounge chair was designed in 1949 and reintroduced by Carl Hansen & Søn in 2019.

A Sculptural Vision

Designed in 1949 by Børge Mogensen, the expressive Contour Chair is a visually stunning example of the design language of the Danish creator. With a backrest in form-pressed veneer, the chair embodies the exciting new material of the time, which allowed for new forms and expressions. Presenting an impressive figure, the Contour Chair provides a sculptural element to any room. The lounge chair is created with a frame in solid wood and with angled legs and a curved, backward-sloping seat. The chair gets its distinctive look from the innovative veneer backrest: A shell with two organically shaped cut-outs. The frame features signature Børge Mogensen details such as the mortise and tenon joints with contrasting wooden wedges. Mogensen’s remarkable chair presents itself as an organic piece of furniture and as the lightness in form and materials merges with comfort and flexibility, it tells a story of technique, materials and craftsmanship. As such, the Contour Chair embodies design for the modern day.
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Børge Mogensen

Designer
Børge Mogensen’s creative process produced long-lasting pieces with humans at the center. He became a highly-influential, post-war designer and a leading representative of Danish Modern. Mogensen’s democratic design included simple and functional wooden furniture for both private and public spaces, with calm aesthetics and strong construction from quality. He believed in visual clarity and minimal decoration or experimentation, as seen in his classic Hunting Table and Deck Chair Set.
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When you choose a Carl Hansen & Søn product, you gain more than just a piece of furniture. You become part of a proud tradition of distinctive and beautiful craftsmanship, where nothing has been left to chance. The world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, we also produce works by renowned design masters such as Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Ole Wanscher, Kaare Klint, Poul Kjærholm, Mogens Koch, Bodil Kjær and Tadao Ando. Carl Hansen & Søn represents over 100 years of Danish design history and our furniture is sold all over the world.  

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