The Canvas Chair
Made by Fredericia Furniture
The Canvas Chair exemplifies Børge Mogensen’s talent for functionally-driven designs with a focus on simple forms.
Drawing on his preference for natural materials, Mogensen used flat canvas as the seat and back suspended between round pieces of wood, together with his trademark use of horizontal and vertical lines for the frame. The result is contrast and a remarkable sense of balance.
Although it was designed in 1970 as a reaction to flashy furniture from the 1960s, The Canvas Chair takes on even more relevance today, given its earthy informality and honest materials.