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BK12 Lounge Sofa/Bench

By Carl Hansen


  • Description

    In 1959, Danish architect Bodil Kjær launched her Indoor-Outdoor Series, which included the supremely comfortable BK12 lounge sofa. Crafted from solid teak with a slatted seat and back, the sofa displays the same geometric sensibility that underpins the rest of the collection.

    This quality is further enhanced by the armrests, legs and runners, which are morticed together to form sleek squares. Conceived as an architectural element, with proportions designed accordingly, the BK12 lounge sofa is suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

    Danish professor and architect Bodil Kjær has significantly contributed to the spread of Danish Modern design principles through her travels, knowledge gathering and promotion of the relationship between design and architecture.

    Kjær views furniture construction from a purely technical perspective, interplayed with modern architecture and created for people. She always considers context and has collaborated with different professions in her desire to optimize physical settings.

  • Technical Info

    H 74.5 x W 132.5 x D 72.5cm

    Seat Height:

    Arm Height:

    Solid Wood

    Solid Wood



  • Designer
    Bodil Kjaer
    Architect MAA, designer and professor Bodil Kjær grew up in Jutland, Denmark but travelled to London, New York and Washington D.C. to study and work. Today she has a resume of more than 56 pages. She has worked with some of the most prominent names within architecture and design during her career, including the Danish architect Arne Jacobsen and the American designer Paul McCobb. Besides working with other recognised designers and architects all over the world, Bodil Kjær has managed to make quite a name for herself. As one of the few female architects and designers of her generation who managed to do so, she never actually had a career plan as such. It has simply always been the urge to set new standards and to improve herself that has been her motivation. One of her most recognised designs, the Cross-Plex™ table lamp, is a brilliant example of her mission to design with only the absolute necessary. Bodil Kjær has what she calls a problem-solving approach to design; she wants to create solutions to ‘functional, economic and aesthetic problems and she refers to her own designs as elements of architecture.
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    • With Cushion – Canvas 5453
    • With Cushion – Charcoal 54048
    • Without cushion

  • Delivery

    10-12 weeks
    Made to order item

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