Two of Denmark’s most prolific designers from last century, Børge Mogensen and Hans J. Werner, were not only friends and school mates, they were colleagues with a mutual passion for simplicity and functionality.
While each one made a name for himself during the Danish Modernism movement, they often collaborated on a number of projects. Back in 1945, the optimism of post Second World War ushered in new opportunities for designers to re-envision a fresh future. Denmark had already established itself as a platform for rising stars to showcase their ideas, with the annual exhibition by the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild.
The Spoke-Back Sofa exemplifies Mogensen´s idea of a multi-purpose sofa, with its reclining side for relaxing.