B98 Bookshelf element. 32 cm. New production.
Mogens Koch's shelve elements were designed back in
1944 and became a symbol of Nordic furniture design that can
see all over the world - and in Denmark everywhere from the small ones
home to ministerial offices and boardrooms. The simple
Execution of the highest quality is also the epitome of it
best from functionalism and included in a myriad of different
combinations, which is also the secret to it
insecure actuality and relevance. Place them horizontally as
a low bookshelf. Put them on top of each other on a rack. Or
mount them on the wall.
The elements shelves natural aesthetics opens up a myriad of possibilities. The cash registers come in two different ways depths - depending on whether they are used for books or eg LP records.
Mogens Koch was an architect and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts for a long time, but he is in the general public especially known for its bookcases. They also represent it functionalism that he had learned from his students as Ivar Bentsen and Kaare Klint, combined with the idea of, that the rack must be able to be part of a variety of different modules compositions.
|Dimensions||H : 36 cm. L : 54 cm. P : 32 cm.|
Danemark (1898 – 1992 )
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)