Wall bookshelf 291 designed by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia Stolefabrik,
Denmark, 1956.

Oak and teak.

This desirable and practical Mogensen shelving system has three oak shelves secured by two uprights and a cleverly integrated deeper desk shelf in teak. To achieve contrast and exclusivity, combining oak and teak was typical for Danish designers at the time; another prominent example is Hans Wegner’s Valet chair from 1953.
While the system’s overall design is straightforward, it is typical of Børge Mogensen’s work and very beautiful. The way Mogensen carved the brackets that support the shelves is exciting and charming — they are shaped to resemble tree branches. The shelves can carry significant weight because the entire construction is screwed to the wall at multiple points.

H: 136 cm / 4’ 5 1/2"
W: 100 cm / 3’ 3 1/4"
D: 48 cm / 1’ 7”

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