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Børge Mogensen (1914-1972) Denmark

The Danish cabinet maker and designer Børge Mogensen was one from the large group of Danish designers who helped shape and spread the term Danish Design worldwide. He was educated at the Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture 1936-38 and also at the Art Academy's Cabinet Making from 1938-42. Mogensen has designed for several Danish and Swedish furniture manufacturers before going on to start up his own office in 1950. He became famous for his productivity and for the fact that he made affordable furniture that all Danish households could buy.