Danish architect and furniture designer Mogens Koch is renowned for his functional approach and timeless designs. Between 1925 and 1932, Mogens Koch was employed in turn at Carl Petersen’s, Ivar Bentsen’s and Kaare Klint’s drawing offices. He opened his own drawing office in 1943. Deeply influenced by his time with Kaare Klint, Mogens Koch created designs that valued the whole above the parts, and strived to create consistency between buildings and their fixtures and furnishings – just as Klint had done before him.Read More
Koch’s few but very well-thought-out and simple designs are all regarded as original and ground-breaking for their day, and considered pioneering in terms of comfort, function, and aesthetics. His most famous designs include his Folding Furniture and his legendary Shelving System – today both viewed as design icons. The Shelving System, first sketched in 1928, has been reproduced around the world. Rud. Rasmussen developed the first prototype in 1930 and started production in 1932. Eighty years later, Rud. Rasmussen still produces Koch’s Shelving System in the Nørrebro neighbourhood of Copenhagen.
The furniture Koch designed over the years always had a special significance and connection to his own life. All of his designs were created for a particular purpose or building. The Shelving System, for example, was initially intended for his own home, where the small rooms required flexible storage furniture that offered a variety of solutions.
Mogens Koch designed his Folding Chair for a supplemental church seating contest, reinterpreting the traditional folding stool archetype by pairing easy folding functionality with modern aesthetics. Uniquely self-stabilizing – the act of sitting in the chair gives it stability – the Folding Chair continues to appeal to design aficionados seeking to balance singular form and comfort with space constraints. The chair offers an elegant alternative to traditional guest seating, and is easy to set up and pack away thanks to Koch’s ingeniously simple folding mechanism. The armrests are produced in saddle leather.
20″W x 20″D x 34.5″H, Seat Height: 18″
Available in soap and oil-treated beech or oak. The seat and backrest are available in bleached canvas (100% linen) or leather in selected colors.