• Spoke-back sofa, 1945, Børge mogensen, Fredericia
  • Spoke-back sofa, 1945, Børge mogensen, Fredericia
  • Spoke-back sofa, 1945, Børge mogensen, Fredericia
  • Spoke-back sofa, 1945, Børge mogensen, Fredericia
  • Spoke-back sofa, 1945, Børge mogensen, Fredericia
  • Spoke-back sofa, 1945, Børge mogensen, Fredericia
  • Spoke-back sofa, 1945, Børge mogensen, Fredericia

Spoke-back sofa, 1945

Spokeback two-seat sofa by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia.

The Spokeback sofa with a side that can be lowered by characteristic leather straps is one of Børge Mogensen´s most popular models. The sofa was designed in 1945 but the combination of a classic two-seat sofa with English daybed and French chaise long was too sophisticated for post-war taste and it did not go into production until 1963. Since then it has been copied endlessly.

The Mogensen family spent the summer of 1945 in a summer cottage with the Wegner family. This first summer after the Occupation years was wet and damp – fortunately, for Børge Mogensen spent the time designing his first classic item of furniture.

With its unpretentious design, the Spokeback Sofa is completely barred from every angle - even the cushions are attached with visible straps. Typical for Mogensen, the joints are extremely fine, needing closer inspection to see how the different parts are fused together. The sophistication is in the detail.

The cushions are easy to replace when worn, or fashions change. Once you have a Spokeback Sofa, you own a sofa for life.

Price is for sofa upholstered in plain fabric or leather, with buttons. Also available without buttons - please enquire here for details.

Drop side to the right as images show. Please enquire if you wish to have a drop side to the left.

 

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Spokeback two-seat sofa by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia.

The Spokeback sofa with a side that can be lowered by characteristic leather straps is one of Børge Mogensen´s most popular models. The sofa was designed in 1945 but the combination of a classic two-seat sofa with English daybed and French chaise long was too sophisticated for post-war taste and it did not go into production until 1963. Since then it has been copied endlessly.

The Mogensen family spent the summer of 1945 in a summer cottage with the Wegner family. This first summer after the Occupation years was wet and damp – fortunately, for Børge Mogensen spent the time designing his first classic item of furniture.

With its unpretentious design, the Spokeback Sofa is completely barred from every angle - even the cushions are attached with visible straps. Typical for Mogensen, the joints are extremely fine, needing closer inspection to see how the different parts are fused together. The sophistication is in the detail.

The cushions are easy to replace when worn, or fashions change. Once you have a Spokeback Sofa, you own a sofa for life.

Price is for sofa upholstered in plain fabric or leather, with buttons. Also available without buttons - please enquire here for details.

Drop side to the right as images show. Please enquire if you wish to have a drop side to the left.

 

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160/197w x 76.5d x 40/86cmh

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Available in standard lacquered, soaped and oiled oak. Please see the wood finishes pdf for images. 

The Spokeback sofa can be upholstered in the following range of fabrics and leathers selected by Fredericia:

Fabric group 1: Fame, Maple, Mood, Remix 2, Rime, Ruskin.
Fabric group 2: Aguila, Canvas, Carlotto, Craggan, Fiord, Grid, Hallingdal 65, Harald 3, Merit, Re-wool, Savanna, Steelcut Trio 3, Sunniva, Tonus 4.
Fabric group 3: Comfort+, Divina 3, Divina Melange 3, Sinequanon, Twil Weave, Vidar 3.
Fabric group 4: Cobblestone, Grand Mohair, Tosca.
Fabric Group 5: Byram, Fuse, Noise, Pilot, Pulsar, Reflex, Sonar 3.

Note: Please refer to the pdf in the download section for details on the available leather upholstery groups.

Sample images can be viewed by following the above links to the fabric manufacturer's website. Sample fabric can be viewed at our showroom and shop.

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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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