The Spanish Chair was launched in 1958 as part of an innovative living space exhibition, in which all tables were removed from the floor to create an open living space.
Mogenson got his inspiration for the chair on a journey through Spain, He had noticed a traditional type of chair with wide armrests, which where common in areas influenced by ancient Islamic culture. He combined this notion with his earlier works and signature functionalism. Back home in Denmark, Mogensen presented the Spanish Chair at the Copenhagen Cabinet-makers Guild’s Exhibition (1950). The broad armrests serve as a practical place to place a glass, allowing the user to dispense with occasional tables or other furniture from the surrounding area. In doing so he achieved a more open and informal space for relaxing and conversing.
The materials used for The Spanish Chair and Hunting Chair are of the finest quality and execution, from the quarter-sawn solid oak, to the vegetable tanned leathers and brass buckles. The rustic combination of materials grow a special patina that only becomes more beautiful with time.
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