Fredericia reintroduces elegant 1960s The Canvas 21 Chair by Børge Mogensen

In a harmonious blend of past and present, Fredericia is proud to reintroduce the Canvas 21 Chair, originally named BM2221, designed by Børge Mogensen in 1968. This elegant piece marks a departure from Mogensen’s earlier, more exclusive leather furniture, embracing a light and casual aesthetic with its solid wood frame, tactile canvas and elegant brass details.

The Canvas 21 Chair, sophisticated yet understated, shares the elegance of Mogensen’s renowned Spanish Chair while offering a lighter and smaller form. Its simple, honest construction embodies Mogensen’s signature dimensions, making it a timeless addition to any space. Originally known as the BM2221, the Canvas 21 Chair was produced throughout the 1970s in various forms. This versatile chair found its place in many settings, from Mogensen’s own home in Gentofte to the Graversen family’s residence, the family behind Fredericia, and was chosen by the founder of the Louisiana Museum for their lecture hall, underscoring its versatile appeal.

 

 

Reflecting the casual design trends of the 1970s, Mogensen aimed to create a more accessible piece by utilising canvas instead of exclusive saddle leather. The chair was designed for casual spaces, complementing Mogensen’s other light designs, such as daybeds and mattress-like sofas.

Crafted from solid FSC-certified oak, the Canvas 21 Chair features removable covers and armrests in canvas, secured with brass buckles. The use of high-quality materials honours the inherent beauty of natural materials, with the canvas and brass developing a unique patina over time. This not only enhances its aesthetic appeal but also aligns with the philosophy of finding beauty in nature’s imperfections.

Børge Mogensen – a pioneering designer
Børge Mogensen (1914-1972), the founding designer of Fredericia, is renowned for his pivotal role in shaping Danish Modernism. His enduring legacy reflects a lifelong ambition to create functional and beautiful furniture designed to last for generations. Throughout his career, Mogensen found inspiration worldwide, dedicating himself to creating everyday furniture that transcends mere functionality to enrich people’s lives. His unparalleled ability to create iconic furniture using natural materials and timeless expression allows his designs to remain relevant across various times, generations, and cultures.

 

 

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