The geographic location of the Scandinavian Nations encouraged the refinement of their design principles rather than a constant reinvention that other stylistic movements have experienced. Such is the case with many Danish designers, including Borge Mogensen. From 1938-1941, Mogensen studied at the
Throughout his career, historic styles continued to inspire his designs, most notably, Shaker and Chinese designs. Mogensen is noted for his concern in creating furniture that met the practical needs of the average family, whilst being beautiful, sleek, and impeccably well crafted and organized. Mogensen continued to employ the investigative, hands-on techniques he learned from Klint, which he referred to as the “workshop method.” These interests lead to many different series of modular storage cabinets that could be adapted to the particular needs of the modern individual or family.