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The Contour Chair by Børge Mogensen

70 years after it was created, Carl Hansen & Søn reintroduces a remarkable design classic that merges innovation, technique and exciting materials with a modern-day expression. Explore Børge Mogensen’s Contour Chair.

The expressive Contour Chair is a visually stunning example of the sculptural and organic design language of Børge Mogensen. First presented in 1949 at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Furniture Exhibition, the chair presented an innovative aesthetic as Mogensen challenged both form and materials: The form-pressed veneer showcased the possibilities of both new materials and technology and the chair became an exponent of a new design movement. With veneer as the point of departure, the Contour Chair represents a new way for Mogensen, as he took a break designing furniture in solid wood. 

With its remarkable expression and distinctive silhouette, the Contour Chair is now reintroduced by Carl Hansen & Søn, 70 years after its creation. The lightness in form merges with comfort and flexibility, making the lounge chair a natural new design favorite for the modern day. 

The wooden frame, angled legs and the curved, backward-sloping seat is contrasted by a decorative backrest. The form allows for flexible sitting positions and although the design was innovative for Mogensen, signature details such as the mortise and tenon joints completed with contrasting wooden wedges demonstrate the iconic designer’s ongoing passion for craftsmanship. The result is an impressive, distinctive chair, destined to become a long-lasting design classic. 


The Contour Chair is in stores from May 2019.

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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, 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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