Reserved – Danish living room set by B. Jensen & Sonner, circa 1960


What I like

Completely removable, these seats are typical of the Danish design of the 60s, very refined, sometimes made of native light wood, sometimes in exotic wood. I like the simplicity of their design, which allows them to respond to their function, but with a controlled inventiveness that is typical of the creations of the time, in Denmark but also in France. The purity of their profile, the legs and armrests in the same plane, animated by the inclination of the rear leg, makes them very balanced and very comfortable seats. I really like the care taken in the execution of the backrest, with its slatted structure, which allows them to be viewed from all sides. The seat system with cushions makes it possible to easily change upholstery, at a lower cost. The warmth of oiled oak gives them a contemporary side, less common than teak.

Technical description

Borge JENSEN and SONNER for Bernstorffsminde Mobelfabrik (Denmark)

Sofa and two armchairs in oiled light oak, cushions in mottled pink and gray fabric. The three pieces are composed of two pieces formed by a straight front leg, an oblique rear leg forming a square with the backrest and two armrests forming a tablet, joined by a seat with elastic bands and a backrest with wooden slats forming a grid.

Publisher’s metal labels, also indicating the designers.

Circa 1960.

Dimensions and weight

Sofa: Height: 72 cm – Width: 185 cm – Depth: 76cm

Armchairs: Height: 72 cm – Width: 75 cm – Depth: 76cm

Total weight: 50 kg

Mix & Match

The living room set by Borge Jensen & Sonner is typical of the sleek design of the 1960s. Discreet because it is sleek, it can of course integrate a universe centered on Danish design from those years. It can be lit by the chandelier in black lacquered metal and glass plates by Erik Höglund and Boda Glasburk, Sweden(Holm Sorensen- Denmark distributor), around 1960: the Nordic character of the plates will be enhanced by our living room.

In addition to our living room, you can relax in the “Rock Royal” lounge chair and its ottoman by Sven Ivar Dysthe from the same 1960s.

In front of our Danish living room, I would introduce the coffee table with its black abstract top and metallic coffee table by Julien de Covemaeker, alias Juliette Belarti: the bronze side of its decor will gently illuminate the oiled oak.

On the walls, the brown palette enhanced with the brass inlays of the Enrique Broglia tapestry “Composicion metalica”will bring calm to our living room, whereas if we choose to hang Daniel de Linière’s tapestry “Spanish Night”, it is chose a tonic alarm clock!

In the room, the floor lamp by Mado Jolain and René Legrand will bring the poetry of its wrought iron and the cheerfulness of the enamel of its tablet.

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To know more

The designer

A number of Borge Jensen & Sonner creations appear on the market; they are always well-made pieces, most often by the Bernstorffsminde Mobelfabrik: their design is minimalist, functionalist, with real attention to the quality of the design of the details.

The editor

We find on a certain number of seats the label of Bernstorffsminde Mobelfabrik, a Danish company which produced simple but pure furniture, often in teak but also in oak, in the 1960s.

A beautiful and authentic living room set at a fair price

This living room set has been carefully selected for its aesthetic qualities, its originality and its fair price. Our choice favors above all the acuity of the design, guarantee of a valorization of your new acquisition in your interior and of an ability to dialogue with your furniture, to agree and to mix to create a unique decoration.

Buying vintage design furniture is an investment linked to the appeal that this type of furniture has for many.

Buying a vintage piece, saving resources, is good for our planet earth.

Additional information
Weight 50 kg
Dimensions 185 × 76 × 72 cm



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Dominique de Paillerets is passionate about objects and art. He likes to combine Design furniture from the 70s and the 18th century, in the spirit Combining refinement and the spirit of the seventies

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