Beautiful lamp

Adam on Dec 16, 2016

I'm really pleased with this lamp from 122 Design. It has giving my living room a unique light. I ordered in Copper which was originally used in the Langelinie Pavillonen and is my favourite version. Good quality

It fit my living room perfect!

Line Smith on Nov 30, 2016

What a stunning chair in our living, it fit perfectly. Quality is above standard. will come back!

Helpful livechat

David Smith on Nov 30, 2016

Pleased with the help I received on the liveChat by Peter

Identical with Original

Jack on Jul 25, 2016

I have bought both the blue cashmere egg chair and the swan chair (same color) for our daughters new flat. The design is awesome, you have to arrange delivery yourself as they aren't allow to ship outside Ireland. Sounds as a pain but its super easy and cost 60€ for delivery to Frederiksberg with DSV, took two days.

Great Service, they keep their promise

Julie on Jul 25, 2016

The quality is amazing, it was ready after 6 weeks (not 6 months!). Really happy with the chair.

Helpfull staff!

Elisabeth on Jul 25, 2016

I was unsecure about choosing Italian leather or go for the Danish cashmere, but got help on their live chat, they really know about their details. 122 Design is truly a heaven if you love cheap high quality stylish furnitures for your home.

Really Good Quality

Richard on Jul 25, 2016

I ordered my Egg Chair with Black Italian leather last month and have now received it. I'm really please with the seams and the attention to the details. The service was good, there was a nice catalog with the package and how best practice after care. Worth to sign up for their newsletters, they send out good inspiration emails.

Great service!

Johan on Dec 16, 2016

Had to change the colour after, and that was super easy. I spoke to David on the LiveChat and they quickly changed it. Really good aftercare, appreciate it was easy to get in touch with them and they solved my issue quickly, even on a Sunday. Now I have 4 lovely white chairs in my living room, they look beautiful and just in time for Christmas!

Really good quality, friendly livechat!

Louise on Dec 16, 2016

Always wanted the y chair for our new kitchen. Great quality (this was actually why I bought from 122 Design) and good support after my order. Smart with the livechat, I used that before I finally made up my mind. I think a lot of online furniture store could learn something from 122 Design!

Virkelig flot!

Elsie on Jul 09, 2016

People who pay the original price, must feel stupid. There is no difference, and the quality is really amazing at 122 Design

Perfect

Elizabeth on Jul 09, 2016

Really good quality

High quality

Eleanor on Jun 09, 2016

But pleasantly purprised with the quality and it looks really nice in our house. I had to arrange my own delivery, it might sounds complicated and expensive but its not. When the product is about to be ready, they contact you. It took me 5 min and cost 39 euro for a lounge chair.

Amazing

Edith on Jun 09, 2016

Just a little tips, speak to one of their advisors on livechat before you buy. I revieved 10% off!

Great support!

Dorothy on May 09, 2016

I just want to make everyone aware, that the detailed quality of this lamp is just amazing. There is no difference in this one or what you can buy in e.g. Louis Poulsen, except you are saving a LOT of money. Ohh well, 122 Design is also open in the weekends. 6 weeks from ordered to ready!

Same as original, just cheaper

Doris on May 09, 2016

Really easy process. received what i order really quickly.

Just a little tips

Donna on Apr 10, 2016

Speak to one of their advisors on livechat before you buy. I revieved 10% off!

Great

Diane on Mar 10, 2016

As expected. Very good quality, delivery took 6 weeks.

Just a little tips

Debra on Feb 10, 2016

My favorite chair. Bought two with my husband for their hunting house. We went for Walnut (a bit more expensive) but really nice quality.

Flot kvalitet

Deborah on Feb 09, 2016

Excellent Service and most importantly: perfect furniture. A bit of wait though.

Just a little tips

Dawn on Jan 09, 2016

I have ordered different designs inspired by the designer Eames and I gotta say there are all individually great, there is a nice finish to each of the designs and it is really easy to assemble. I thought first that all of them would be delivered assembled but the DSW and DAW comes in two part the feet and seat separate, but to be honest there is nothing as simple as those to build. Regarding the service, not a lot of follow up on order maybe this is something 122 Design could improve but apart from that I am just happy!

Børge Mogensen

Børge Mogensen

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Børge Mogensen is a world-renowned Danish furniture designer whose timeless classics continue to be sought after by enthusiasts and furniture collectors even today, more than 60 years after they were first produced. With great success both in Denmark and abroad, Mogensen’s style appeals to many different generations and is widely appreciated throughout the world.

Early Life and Education

Børge Mogensen was born in Aalborg, Denmark in 1914. He started his career as a cabinetmaker in 1934 and studied furniture design at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen from 1936-1938. Afterwards, he trained as an architect at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Architecture, Design and Conversation in Copenhagen, under the mentorship of well-known professor Kaare Klint. Børge made a very good impression on the professor, so when he graduated in 1942, he became Klint’s assistant teacher. At that time he started his studies at the Furniture School at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts.

During his time with Kaare Klint, Mogensen fostered a deep commitment to producing classical, simple and highly functional furniture. He also became interested in researching contemporary lifestyles with the aim of designing everyday objects that are customized for specific uses. Continuing Klint’s innovative studies in how the size and proportions of objects should influence their design, Mogensen cooperated with Grethe Meyer on a project in 1954 called the Boligens Byggeskabe which introduced the idea of building shelves and storage units as parts of the room, rather than purchasing separate elements and placing them in the space.

Børge Mogensen’s collaboration with FDB

In 1942 Mogensen was awarded the title of the president of Fællesforeningen for Danmarks Brugsforeninger (Joint Association of Denmark's Consumer Cooperatives), often abbreviated as FDB. Some of Mogensen’s greatest classics were created in cooperation with FDB, Denmark’s largest consumer co-operative business, which supplied the Danes with high-quality furniture at affordable prices in the post-war period. At the time, this idea was seen as somewhat of a revolution, but the project was a great success with Børge Mogensen’s enduring quality and lasting designs which can be found in many Danish homes even today.

Being somewhat of an idealist, Mogensen probably wouldn’t be too happy to hear that his design is described as exclusive. It was his belief that good furniture should not be reserved for the few lucky ones who can afford it, but something that everyone has the right to enjoy. His goal was to make simple, but functional and practical furniture that could be afforded by anyone. With that design philosophy, Mogensen focused on both appearance and functionality and was often at odds with colleagues who gave way to fashion trends, neglecting functionality or using unnecessarily expensive materials. Wood of various kinds was his favourite material and was used in almost all of his works.

The Inspiration for the Timeless Classics

Today, Børge Mogensen is synonymous with the functional interior design classics and a timeless simplicity that remained the most prominent feature of his designs. Alongside designers like Arne Jacobsen and Hans Wegner, Morgensen contributed to the international recognition and popularity of modern Danish design with his simple and functional design which has generated a global demand that has persisted for over half a century.

As a furniture designer and a carpenter, Mogensen was an exceptionally productive craftsman who produced thousands of pieces of furniture. He was also known for his sudden bursts of creativity and inspiration – many of his designs begun as little more than rough sketches on matchboxes, napkins and scraps of paper, or models pieced together from random materials that happened to be a hand.

Influence of British and American Style

English and American furniture, especially in Shaker style, was a great inspiration for Mogensten. While appreciating their traditional characteristics, he simplified the designs and made them more stylish without compromising their functionality. Simplicity and naturalness played an important role not only in his approach to design but also in his choice of materials. Børge was reluctant to make use of steel in his furniture and instead preferred to work with light Scandinavian woods such as beech, oak, ash and birch.

Living Room as a Laboratory

Børge felt that the best way to test his furniture was to place it in his own living room. With the goal to create simple, but long-lasting furniture which will fulfil the functional demands of everyday life, he regarded his home as a kind of a laboratory for his designs. One of the most famous and varied furniture pieces designed and tested in this way was couch 2213, initially made for his private house in Gentofte in the northern part of Copenhagen. Today, it still stands in the living room between the two tables that highlighted the dimensions of the sofa.

Børge Mogensen’s Best-Known Furniture Pieces

Mogensen’s Spokeback sofa was considered a big innovation in furniture design with its lightness and simple, open design that differed from most sofas produced at the time. He also gained recognition for his famous Spanish chair, a low, sturdy armchair designed in 1959. Many of his works are considered iconic pieces of Danish furniture design and include

  • Øresund series
  • Søborg chair
  • J64 armchair
  • 2213 sofa
  • 2212 sofa
  • C18 dining table

Mogensen and Fredericia Furniture A/S

Most of Børge Mogensen’s furniture was manufactured and marketed by Fredericia Furniture A/S, and this partnership lasted for nearly 60 years, playing an important role in his long and productive career. Brought together by the desire to create simple quality furniture with a timeless aesthetic value, Børge Mogensen and Andreas Graversen met in 1952, but many argue that their collaboration truly started in 1955, when Graversen took over Fredericia Furniture A/S. This heralded the start of a lot more than just professional collaboration, as the two developed strong, but at times temperamental friendship. In 1971 they were jointly awarded the Furniture Prize for their significant contribution to Danish furniture design. Results of their long-term collaboration are still widely appreciated today and can be found in private houses and public offices alike.

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