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Fredericia Furniture

Spanish Chair


The Spanish Chair has quite a strong presence, with its solid oak construction and sturdy, high-quality leather. Over time, as the leather expands, the adjustable straps can be tightened. Allowing you to sit securely and comfortably from day one – and for the rest of your life. One of Børge Mogensen's most celebrated designs, it reflects his unique angle on modernity.

It’s ironic that something called The Spanish Chair would become synonymous with Danish design. However, the origin of its name and its distinctive aesthetic render the chair worthy of its reputation.

Børge Mogensen drew much of his inspiration from traditional chairs of other cultures, such as English Windsor chairs and the Shaker movement in America. In Spain, a traditional way of making furniture involved the use of sturdy leather to construct the seat as part of a wooden structure – hence the name of what went on to become one of Mogensen's most celebrated designs.

Mogensen was an advocate of visual tranquillity, simple lines, strong construction and natural materials that bring an extra dimension of beauty and add to a design's longevity. Principles that supported his belief that good furniture should be enjoyed now and for generations to come.

The Spanish Dining Chair achieves all of that and more. With its Danish accent on function-driven design, durability and the simple, declarative style, it’s a modern classic that’s easy to envision in hotels, restaurants, homes and countless other upscale settings around the globe.

Designer: Børge Mogensen
Dimensions: 32.48"W x 23.62"D x 26.38"H, Seat: 12.99"H Arm: 21.26"H
Lounge chair of solid wood and saddle leather
interchangeable seat and back made in vegetable tanned saddle leather with metal buckles
Leather seat has canvas backing
Saddle straps can be tightened as the leather expands through use

Børge Mogensen, known as "the people’s designer," was celebrated for his approachable personality and commitment to creating accessible, quality furniture. His enduring, human-centric designs made him a key figure in Danish Modern. Emphasizing simplicity and functionality, Mogensen's work, like the iconic Hunting Table and Deck Chair Set, reflected his belief in strong construction and minimal decoration.

After training as a cabinetmaker and studying furniture design, Mogensen worked with Kaare Klint and Mogens Koch before becoming chief designer for FDB in 1942. In 1950, he opened his own studio, creating practical, modern furniture from Nordic materials, inspired by various cultures and styles. His accolades include the Eckersberg Medal, the Danish Furniture Prize, and the C.F. Hansen Medal, among others.

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Fredericia began as a thoroughly Danish design house, rooted in a rich heritage of unwavering dedication to perfecting and advancing the craft of design. Their ambition is guided by simple principles aimed at creating and delivering a collection destined to become the modern classics of tomorrow. These principles emphasize outstanding quality through the meticulous selection of materials, functionality, and attention to detail. Fredericia takes pride in their collaborations with a carefully chosen circle of international designers, each renowned for their exceptional design integrity, as well as their ability to identify and nurture emerging talent. Their goal is to create contemporary designs that are beautifully crafted, relevant, and aesthetically captivating.

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