The Spanish Chair is Borge Mogensen's masterly interpretation of a traditional type of chair often found in areas influenced by ancient Islamic culture - from Andalusia to northern India. Mogensen drew inspiration from a trip to Spain in 1958. He modernized the shape, eliminating the elaborate carvings while retaining the important feature: the broad armrests that give the chair character and provide a practical place to put a glass or cup. The combination of oak and butt leather gives a strong, rustic appearance. A redesigned "Spanish" chair in 1959 was praised for its elegance and materials.