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MK40880 Mogens Koch Bookcase

By Carl Hansen


  • Description

    When Mogens Koch drew the first lines of his bookcase system in 1928, he created a shape which has been copied again and again all over the world. The system with its square bookcase units offers almost endless flexibility with countless elements. Characteristic of both the design and the craftsmanship are the beautiful dovetail and rabbet joints, which create strength and stability in each module.

    This bookcase is square and reversible measuring 76 cm x 76 cm x 27,5 cm (D), with six sections in total. When turned in position with low sections it is ideal for books of smaller formats. Turning the bookcase, it is ideal for books of larger formats. The bookcase can be wall hung or alternatively placed on plinth MK88880.

    If you are buying the freestanding version and require a plinth, the Mogens Koch Plinth MK88880 is available for purchase here.

    Design your own bookcase in the configurator

  • Technical Info

    W:76 x D:27.5 x H:76cm

    Material: Oak

    item code: MK40880

    For more options please contact one of our stores.

    Plinth not included but available for purchase here if required

    For instructions and information about care and maintenance of the different Carl Hansen wood types, please click here.

  • Designer
    Mogens Koch
    Mogens Koch, who is especially known for his furniture classics such as the bookcase system and the Folding programme, worked with Kaare Klint in 1925-30, and was professor at Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole in Copenhagen in 1950-68. Mogens Koch's furniture design forms part of some of the most elegant and important solutions in terms of meeting the requirements to comfort, function and aesthetics and his furniture has been key to Rud. Rasmussen's production since 1932.

    Mogens Koch worked within all aspects of architecture - housing plans, houses, monuments, furniture, textiles, silver and writing. Mogens Koch's works include only few objects but they are all essential, original and sometimes courageous or daring. There has always been special interaction between Mogens Koch's own life and the furniture he designed. None of them came into existence as artistic manifestos but arose from a given assignment and were created for a particular purpose. Thus, his bookcase was at first designed for his private home in Hulgårdsvej near Bellahøj in Copenhagen.

    The small rooms in people's houses required a flexible bookcase or cabinet and in 1928 he drew the first sketches for the square bookcase which in the relatively small module of 76 cm x 76 cm provided great and varied functional usage.

    Koch was awarded numerous honorable prizes - amongst others the Eckersberg Medal (1938), the C. F. Hansen Medal (1963) and the ID Prize (1992)

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  • Delivery

    8-9 weeks
    Made to order item

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