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Red hot: Mogensen’s ‘Spanish’ chairs released in handsome new colour

Red hot: Mogensen’s ‘Spanish’ chairs released in handsome new colour

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21-10-2020
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Danish furniture house Fredericia has revealed a special edition of one of Denmark’s most celebrated design duos, ‘The Spanish Chair’ and its dining chair counterpart. The new release sees the timeless pieces reimagined in deep red saddle leather – a warming hue that echoes an earthiness which Danish-born designer Børge Mogensen sought to instil in all of his unpretentious designs.

Created by Mogensen after travels to Spain, ‘The Spanish Chair’ has been manufactured by Fredericia since its inception in 1958. Now an established icon of modern Danish design, the low-slung seat is a regular, laid-back guest of prestige hotels, galleries and private residences around the world. Its bold lines and broad arm rests make it instantly recognisable. The signature buckles, that can be tightened as the saddle-stitched leather expands, ensure the design grows into its handsome looks. The chair’s best assets combined offer enduring comfort and inimitable Danish style.

Six years after ‘The Spanish Chair’ was unveiled as part of an innovative exhibition, in which all tables were removed from the floor to create an open-plan living space, ‘The Spanish Dining Chair’ was introduced by Mogensen to form a seating collection in 1964. Mirroring the materiality, strong silhouette and fearless construction of its predecessor, the handsome dining chair is available with or without armrests.

The limited edition pieces are available in Australia at Great Dane.

greatdanefurniture.com; fredericia.com

The low-slung seat is a regular, laid-back guest of prestige hotels, galleries and private residences around the world.

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