Acclaimed Danish designer Børge Mogensen wanted to create the best storage systems for Scandinavian families. He did studies to determine the standard measures for common objects, such as cutlery and shirts, and how many of each item the average person owned. With this information he developed a set of figures for the base width and depth of drawers and shelves, and his information tables were published as a manual on building storage systems. Between 1955 and 1968 he worked with Karl Andersson & Söner, designing the company’s first modern furniture series, 'Øresund' in 1955.
This gorgeous chest of drawers was designed as part of the Øresund system, and could be used plain or with a shelving or glass-fronted cabinet top (see our other listing for the top section.) It features very high-quality cabinetry, carefully chosen wood, and beautiful carved pulls.
In excellent vintage condition. The top has a slightly lighter area where the top hutch stood blocking sunlight: this will eventually even out. One drawer has a chip on the bottom edge. There are two very small, filled dings on the top and front edge as shown. The top edge of one drawer (not visible when closed) has a scratch as shown. This series was available with a variety of bases. We have re-created the original legs for this piece.
53"w x 18"d x 31.875" h