I am blaming the more than 700 other exhibitors at last week’s Stockholm Design Week and the fact that everyone, more or less, created their booths in the same color scheme – if you have no idea what I am talking about, read this post first – that I almost missed Carl Hansen & Son’s new novelties, nevertheless, I am obsessed with the relaunch of Børge Mogensen’s BM9865 daybed.
It was shown for the first time at the 1958 Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Furniture Exhibition on a stand called ‘Landhuset’ (Country House), Børge Mogensen’s BM0865 Daybed is now back on the market – and is actually a functional daybed. The last few years the daybed has been the piece of furniture every Scandinavian design brand brought to the market, many pretty boring or straight up uncomfortable. Børge’s is very comfortable and the tranquil form is optimized for wellbeing in any space. The detail with the wall hung neck support is genius and looks amazing.
The daybed forms part of Mogensen’s ‘building furniture’ concept, through which he designed enduring furniture that could be added to and adapted over time in response to changing needs and living situations. This way of thinking is evident in the BM0865 Daybed’s ability to stand alone or to grouped together forming larger pieces.
Børge Mogensen’s daybed is an amazing example of the architect’s free way of thinking and his perception of the optimal furniture piece for relaxation. Its classic, rounded and calm lines fit perfectly into any space.
Can we also, just for a brief moment, acknowledge the amazing new images. I really love the simplicity and brutality in the surrounding walls. Kudos to Carl Hansen & Son for location and not showting yet another boring setup.
Carl Hansen & Son is also launching a table bench also by Børge Mogensen, a new lamp series by Mads Odgård, and finally they are expanding their outdoor furniture with another Børge Mogensen design.