J39 Dining Chair
Object

The essential Børge Mogensen chair. Nicknamed ‘The People’s Chair’ for its incredible versatility and appeal for everyone in any environment. Designed in 1947.

It is believed that it was a surplus of wooden pins and dowels in the factory stores that led Børge Mogensen to design J39 in 1947. Perhaps that was a fortunate coincidence, as today it is one of Denmark’s most sold wooden chairs, and has been in uninterrupted production ever since it was launched.

J39 is the obvious choice for everything from canteens to conference halls, churches to private homes, and is popularly known as the People’s Chair. This simple, yet unique chair was inspired by Mogensen’s mentor, Kaare Klint, as well as American Shaker furniture. The curved backrest and hand-woven seat make the J39 a comfortable dining chair in an aesthetically pleasing quality.

The subtle design language means that it can be added to an existing interior, or serve as a room’s visual hub. J39 has a solid beech or oak frame. It is also available in black, grey or white painted finishes, and seat corded with black or natural paper yarn.

MATERIALS
Seat: Hand-corded with natural or black paper yarn
Finish: Lacquered oak

DIMENSIONS
W48 x D42 x H76cm (Seat height: 46cm)

Designer
Fredericia began as a thoroughly Danish design house, born of a proud heritage. Simple principles guide Fredericia along in our ambition to create and deliver a collection that will be the modern originals of tomorrow. Simple principles that honour outstanding quality through a careful selection of materials, functionality and attention to detail.
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