Soborg Chair - Wood Frame
An extremely contemporary design, the Soborg Chair bridges the contrast between industrial and handcrafted solutions, along with the textural properties of solid wood, plywood, and steel.
Seat Height: 17.5"
Made of plywood.
Made in Denmark.
Shipping: Delivered in 20–24 weeks.
In 1948, Børge Mogensen participated in MoMA’s ”low-cost furniture” international design competition together with his friend Hans J. Wegner. With homes in Denmark serving as the inspiration for the exhibition, he conducted his first experiments with plywood shells. Mogensen exhibited the first prototype for the Soborg Chair in 1950. His intention was to make a shell chair that could be produced with new machineries of the time. The rounded shaped seat and back in moulded plywood combined with a solid wood frame reflected how Mogensen fused his international contact with traditional cabinetmakers’ solutions and his own functionalist design identity.
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