Bodil Kjær, Professor, Architect MAA was born in Denmark in 1932. She was educated in Denmark, England and the USA, and practised as an architect, designer and planner from her own offices in Copenhagen and London.
Between 1955 and 1963, while designing public interiors Bodil Kjær developed a series of elements of architecture to solve problems of functional and aesthetic nature. These pieces of furniture, lamps and glass were not designed directly for production, but as other architects discovered them and wanted them for their buildings, they were put into production and marketed in the USA as well as in Europe. Early on architects like Jose Luis Sert and Paul Rudolph, the heads of the schools of architecture at Harvard and Yale universities discovered Bodil Kjær´s designs and wanted them for the buildings they were designing. Harry Weese in Chicago and Marcel Breuer in New York wanted to specify them, too.
The BK16 side table was designed in 1959 by Danish architect and professor Bodil Kjaer. Part of a collection of beautifully crafted indoor-outdoor furniture in solid teak, its Cubist-inspired form echoes other designs in the series, all of which have a clean-lined and geometric quality. Perfectly proportioned to match the height of the collection's lounge chair, the BK16 side table displays the same superior craftsmanship and striking simplicity that underpins the entire Indoor-Outdoor Series.
H18.5” x wW27.2” x D26”