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The Spanish Chair by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia

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Side view of the Spanish Chair by Børge Mogensen for Danish brand Fredericia

Dezeen Showroom: broad armrests designed to hold cups of coffee distinguish the mid-century Spanish Chair that Danish furniture designer Børge Mogensen created for Fredericia.

The Spanish Chair, which has been in production since 1958, was developed by Mogensen with Fredericia to offer users a timeless design in which form follows function.

As its name suggests, it takes its cues from an old Spanish chair he saw while on a trip to Andalucia that had a distinctive wide seat and armrests.

Front view of the Spanish Chair by Børge Mogensen for Danish brand Fredericia
The Spanish Chair’s wide armrests are designed to hold cups

Mogensen’s design marries warm, vegetable-tanned leathers with bold white stitching and a geometric frame made from solid European oak.

Circular cutouts in the leather backrest frame the chair’s distinctive armrests, which are unusually wide to allow users to rest their cups and glasses – negating the need for side tables.

Back of the Spanish Chair by Børge Mogensen for Danish brand Fredericia
The leather seats can be tightened oven time with buckles

“With The Spanish Chair, several details contribute to its striking aesthetic,” Danish brand Fredericia said.

“The wide armrests are a signature detail, allowing you to casually place a cup of coffee and more. The sturdy wooden construction involves expertly treated solid oak crafted with geometrical precision.”

Detail of the Spanish Chair by Børge Mogensen for Danish brand Fredericia
Cut-outs in the leather frame the oversized armrests

The leather is available in three shades, while the frame can be finished in four colours ranging from black lacquered oak to a Scandinavian soap-treated whitewash oak.

To ensure the chair’s longevity, the seat and backrest can be tightened over time using adjustable straps and brass buckles hidden at the back and below the chair.

Product: Spanish Chair
Designer: Børge Mogensen
Brand: Fredericia
Contact: press@fredericia.com

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