Børge Mogensen’s J39 chair now in new colours | Timeless icon

Danish designer Børge Mogensen’s versatile and timeless J39 chair has been given a contemporary update with a choice of two new colours and a varnish variant. 

The three new shades for this iconic design, Pebble Grey, Khaki Green, and Beech Vintage lacquered, are inspired by Mogensen’s characterful country house and design studio in Lynderup, Northern Jutland. These new colours join the existing classic wood options of walnut and beech.

The J39 chair is an undeniable icon and stands as one of the strongest models of Børge Mogensen’s ability to design timeless furniture from beautiful, natural materials. In 2022, a milestone was celebrated with the chair reaching 75 years in continuous production. 

The Pebble Grey shade, in all its sophistication, makes reference to Mogensen’s country home which is distinguished by its grey walls. Whilst the earthy and natural Khaki Green is a common hue used throughout his house, not just on walls and doors but also picked up in several artworks that adorn the rooms. 

If subtle vintage is your favoured look, then the Beech Vintage lacquered varnish is the way to go. The brownish tone makes the chair easy to combine with other types of wood, while the lacquer offers a unique patinated look.

Created with clean materials in FSC® certified solid wood and plywood, as well as paper wicker and water-based varnish, the J39 chair maintains a significantly low CO2e footprint. 

As an iconic furniture piece, it can make an impression wherever it is used in the house – either as a dining chair, at a desk or side table, or in the bedroom. There’s attention to detail as its crafted solid wood frame stands sturdy and comfort is considered with the design of the hand-woven seat in twisted paper cord. 

The J39 chair will be available to buy in these colours from April and two more colours will be launched in September 2023, all from Fredericia.

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