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L43 couch
FDB Møbler
Mogen Koch, 1947

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L43 couch FDB Møbler  Mogen Koch, 1947

To mark the 125th anniversary of the birth of Danish architect, teacher and furniture designer Mogens Koch, FDB Møbler and Mogens Koch Design are launching a very special 3-seater sofa, based on a Mogens Koch design from 1947. 

The sofa was originally designed for the "Gammel Kjøgegaard" manor house south of Copenhagen, near the town of Køge, but this beautiful work was never produced. It illustrates one of the characteristics of Mogens Koch's upholstered furniture: he liked the frame to be realized as an independent construction, clearly and separately defined. Koch didn't like the idea of the furniture's legs emerging directly from the upholstery, because the blind frame is often of a different type and quality of wood.

L43 couch FDB Møbler  Mogen Koch, 1947

Dimensions 203,5 x 76,5 x H82,5 cm - Seat height 45 cm - Seat depth 55 cm

Materials lacquered solid oak

L43 couch FDB Møbler  Mogen Koch, 1947

Cognac leather

L43 couch FDB Møbler  Mogen Koch, 1947

Black leather

L43 couch FDB Møbler  Mogen Koch, 1947

Beige 90 fabric

L43 couch FDB Møbler  Mogen Koch, 1947
L43 couch FDB Møbler  Mogen Koch, 1947
L43 couch FDB Møbler  Mogen Koch, 1947
L43 couch FDB Møbler  Mogen Koch, 1947
L43 couch FDB Møbler  Mogen Koch, 1947

Mogens Koch

Mogens Koch

Architect and professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Mogens Koch (1898-1992) made a name for himself as a furniture designer, responsible for such well-known classics as his modular shelving system (1928) and the folding chair (designed in 1933, produced from 1959).

Mogens Koch was employed by Kaare Klint until 1934, when he opened his own design studio. In his design office, the tasks were many and varied: furniture, new buildings, typefaces, silverware and textiles. The architect played an active role in the idealistic development work aimed at producing better, cheaper furniture for FDB's customers. So, although Mogens Koch's furniture fetches high prices at auction today, many pieces were designed for practical use and efficient production.

Among his most popular creations are the beautiful, sturdy shelf boxes. Designed in the 1940s, they are appreciated worldwide for their simplicity and countless combination possibilities. This is truly a piece of furniture that survives generation after generation.