• J39 chair, 1947, Børge mogensen, Fredericia
  • J39 chair, 1947, Børge mogensen, Fredericia
  • J39 chair, 1947, Børge mogensen, Fredericia
  • J39 chair, 1947, Børge mogensen, Fredericia
  • J39 chair, 1947, Børge mogensen, Fredericia
  • J39 chair, 1947, Børge mogensen, Fredericia
  • J39 chair, 1947, Børge mogensen, Fredericia

J39 chair, 1947

J39 chair by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia.

It is believed that it was a surplus of wooden pins and dowels in the factory stores that led Børge Mogensen to design the J39 chair in 1947. Perhaps that was a fortunate coincidence, as today it is one of Denmark’s most sold wooden chairs, and has been in uninterrupted production ever since it was launched.

J39 is the obvious choice for everything from canteens to conference halls, churches to private homes, and is popularly known as the People’s Chair. Mogensen’s mentor, Kaare Klint, as well as American Shaker furniture,  inspired this simple, yet unique chair.

The curved backrest and hand-woven seat make the J39 a comfortable dining chair with an aesthetically pleasing quality. The subtle design language means that it can be added to an existing interior, or serve as a room’s visual hub.

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J39 chair by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia.

It is believed that it was a surplus of wooden pins and dowels in the factory stores that led Børge Mogensen to design the J39 chair in 1947. Perhaps that was a fortunate coincidence, as today it is one of Denmark’s most sold wooden chairs, and has been in uninterrupted production ever since it was launched.

J39 is the obvious choice for everything from canteens to conference halls, churches to private homes, and is popularly known as the People’s Chair. Mogensen’s mentor, Kaare Klint, as well as American Shaker furniture,  inspired this simple, yet unique chair.

The curved backrest and hand-woven seat make the J39 a comfortable dining chair with an aesthetically pleasing quality. The subtle design language means that it can be added to an existing interior, or serve as a room’s visual hub.

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48w x 43d x 46/77cmh

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J39 is available in soaped beech, lacquered beech, clear lacquered oak, soap treated oak, oil treated oak, white painted oak, or smoked oak. 

The seat is corded with a choice of black or natural paper yarn.

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Fredericia was first established as the Fredericia Stolefabrik (Fredericia Chair Factory) in 1911 and specialised in antique style furniture.

Fredericia was first established as the Fredericia Stolefabrik (Fredericia Chair Factory) in 1911 and specialised in antique style furniture.

In 1955 the languishing company was acquired by Andreas Graversen who scrapped the existing product line and created a new one with the help of young architect, Børge Mogensen.

The company was taken over by Graversen's son, Thomas Graversen, in 1995. He led the company into the new century with a more fluid approach to design and production. Together with designers like Nanna Ditzel, he created a number of internationally recognised furniture pieces while at the same time continuing to produce the best of Mogensen's designs.

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