MK40880 Bookcase

£715.00£1,014.00

Designed by Mogens Koch
Manufactured by Carl Hansen & Son

This bookcase is square and reversible 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.

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

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Product 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.

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Delivery

Made-to-order: 6-8 weeks.
Orders over £1000 free for Mainland UK.
Non-Mainland UK and International options available.
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Story

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)