Børge Mogensen’s Deck Chair Series Lives Again

Looking for functional outdoor furniture that’s also extremely comfortable and designed for use on minimal spaces, balconies, patios, and terraces? Then you’re going to want to keep reading on about Børge Mogensen’s Deck Chair Series. This series was originally developed for Mogensen’s own balcony in the late 1960s based upon his own needs using his ‘workshop method’ and focusing on utilitarian value.

Now Carl Hansen & Søn is now adding to its collection of outdoor furniture with the Deck Chair Series. The collection is composed of a deck chair with cushion and footstool, a side table, a tray, a dining table with matching chairs, and a wall mount. All of the furniture can be folded and hung on a wall mount when not in use to save on space. That quality, paired with the collection’s function and aesthetic are just as in line today as they were when first designed.

“The design of the Deck Chair Series is unique and therefore a perfect match for our outdoor collection – catering to a very concrete need for less voluminous furniture with high aesthetic value,” explains Knud Erik Hansen, adding that the materials and simple designs are just as suited to indoor use.

Originally made of untreated beech and ash, Carl Hansen & Søn is relaunching it in untreated, FSC®-certified teak – a hard, strong wood with a naturally high oil content that’s great for withstanding changing weather conditions. The seats of the footstool and the chair have been upholstered in weatherproof Sunbrella fabric, rather than the original canvas, for durability and easy maintenance.

“At long last, the furniture is being revived for the enjoyment of design enthusiasts all over the world,” said Thomas and Peter Mogensen, Børge’s sons who gave their blessing on the relaunch.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.