The dining chair, J42, is a classic cane chair, originally designed by Børge Mogensen for FDB and here relaunched by Danish HAY. Master Mogensen insisted on function: that his chairs fit those who needed them, and not the other way around. Quality, simplicity, clear, clean aesthetics and precise proportions repeat themselves in Børge Mogensen's furniture, which helped shape Danish modernism.
Børge Mogensen (1914-1972) became one of Denmark's most significant furniture architects. Most people have met his designs, from the early, at the time very modern, designs for FDB - of which the J42 is one of them - to a large number of other famous pieces of furniture that are both at home and in public spaces.
Børge Mogensen's ability to create one furniture classic after another also resulted in a large number of awards that Mogensen received throughout his professional life: for example the Eckersberg medal in 1950 and the CF Hansens medal in 1972.
Like J42, a large number of Børge Mogensen's other furniture is still produced and sold to this day - including sofas, coffee tables, dining tables and other of his chairs.
Dimensions: W: 57.5 cm x D: 53.5 cm x H: 87 cm
Material: Oiled oak
Designer: Børge Mogensen for FDB, relaunched by HAY.