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Crossplex low table
Bodil Kjær, 1959

The Crossplex low table, designed by the Danish Bodil Kjær in 1959, cleverly mixes tempered glass for the top and polycarbonate (PMMA) for the structure, thus combining lightness and resistance.

Dimensions 80 x 80 x H35 cm

Crossplex Low Table

Bodil Kjær

Bodil Kjær is an influential Danish designer and professor. She has designed an important number of furniture pieces or rather "architectural elements" as she usually calls them.

The Danish designer has traveled around the world, which inspired her greatly. Not only were her designs groundbreaking she also actively participated in the spread of Danish Modern design principles. She wanted to create functional furniture systems that could work both in private areas and in work environments. Her work was touched by the relationship between design and architecture that she has great knowledge of.

Throughout her career, she kept on traveling. After school, she studied architecture in London and later learned to create spaces alongside experts such as Finn Juhl and Jørgen Ditzel. After a year in the United States she founded her own studio in Copenhagen in 1960. Then, after having received a scholarship to further her studies at the Royal College of Art and the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, she stayed there until 1979. There, she worked as a senior architect and later on established a studio that worked on projects such as residential homes cooled using solar energy.

She also taught at prestigious universities like Harvard, the Pratt institute or the Royal Academy Architecture in Copenhagen.