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Mogens Koch
Bookcase Modular System


design Mogens Koch, 1944

Mogens Koch's bookcase system Bogkasse was designed in 1944 and became a symbol of Nordic furniture design that can be seen all over the world - and in Denmark everywhere from the small homes to ministerial offices to other boardrooms. 

The simple, high-quality design is also the epitome of the best of functionalism and the element can be combined in a myriad of different combinations, which is also the secret of its timeless topicality and relevance. Place them horizontally as a low bookshelf. Put them on top of each other for a rack. Or mount them on the wall. The book's natural aesthetics opens up a myriad of possibilities.

The bookcases come in two different depths - depending on whether they are to be used for books or other decorative or practical things.

36 x 54 cm 

depth 20 cm

219 €

36 x 54 cm 

depth 28 cm

239 €

36 x 54 cm 

depth 32 cm

269 €

podium for D20 cm
standing module

79 €

podium for D28 cm
standing module

99 €

podium for D32 cm
standing module

109 €

podium for D20 cm
lying module

79 €

podium for D28 cm
lying module

99 €

podium for D32 cm
lying module

109 €

Examples

The bookcases can either be stacked up, horizontally or vertically, placed on the ground by using podiums or fixed to the wall. Please note that above two elements placed on top of the other, it is highly recommended to fix the elements to the wall even though they are placed on the ground. 

Mogens Koch

Mogens Koch (1898-1992) was one of the most influential danish designer of his time. Inspired by danish functionalism, his analytical mind played a part in his designs. As a designer, he created some timeless furniture that are still part of our everyday lives. For instance, he is the one who imagined the timeless and functional bookcase system, which he originally designed for his own home. In 1928, he drew the first sketches of what would become one of the most iconic piece of furniture.

For a period up to 1934, Mogens Koch was employed by Kaare Klint, after which he opened his own studio. From here he participated actively in the idealistic development of FDB, which had lead to better and cheaper furniture for FDB customers.

Highly respected, he not only had influence on the furniture design's world. He also designed homes, monuments and other graphic designs. From 1950 until 1968, he was a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.