Carl Hansen BM0949P Contour Chair
Manufacturer: Carl Hansen
Designer: Borge Mogensen, 1949
The Contour Chair by Borge Mogensen embodies a sculptural, organic and distinctive design vision.
Designed in 1949 by Borge Mogensen, the expressive Contour Chair is a visually stunning example of the design language of the Danish creator. With a backrest in form-pressed veneer, the chair embodies the exciting new material of the time, which allowed for new forms and expressions. Presenting an impressive figure, the Contour Chair provides a sculptural element to any room.
The lounge chair is created with a frame in solid wood and with angled legs and a curved, backward-sloping seat. The chair gets its distinctive look from the innovative veneer backrest: A shell with two organically shaped cut-outs. The frame features signature Borge Mogensen details such as the mortise and tenon joints with contrasting wooden wedges.
Mogensen’s remarkable chair presents itself as an organic piece of furniture and as the lightness in form and materials merges with comfort and flexibility, it tells a story of technique, materials and craftsmanship. As such, the Contour Chair embodies design for the modern day.
Materials: Frame: solid wood
Seat/back: Foam, veneer
Dimensions: Width: 53.5cm x Depth: 63.5cm x Height 73cm (seat height 39cm)