- MOGENS KOCH / BOOKCASE OAK
Product number: VT049
Designer name: Mogens Koch
Manufacturer name: Rud Rasmussen
Year of design: 1928
A bookcase originally designed by Koch in 1928 for use in his small study room. Adopting a modular system, which was groundbreaking at the time, it was designed so that it could be adjusted according to the stored items by using various parts such as doors, shelves, and drawers.
In 1932, four years after its design, it was launched by Lud Rasmussen.
This bookcase can be combined in many ways, and is truly Mogens Koch's masterpiece, embodying the design philosophy he learned under Clint. More than 80 years after its introduction, it still reigns as the pinnacle of bookshelves.
The manufacturer Rud Rasmussen is the oldest furniture workshop in Denmark.
It is also said to be a symbol of Danish craftsmanship, and is known as the highest peak of Danish furniture, a purveyor to the Danish royal family.
We have also produced furniture for leading Danish designers such as Mogens Koch, Jorgen Rudrasmussen, Kohr Klint, Mogens Lassen, and Poul Kjærholm, both for public facilities and for individuals.
Rasmussen's furniture is used in the home of Poul Kjærholm and the chairman's office of PP Möpler, another leading Danish furniture maker.
Ludo Rasmussen was a long-established workshop that lasted more than 140 years, but closed in 2016.
After 1944, it was also produced by FDB Mobler, but now the technology is inherited by Carl Hansen and is still produced.
Mogens Koch (Denmark, 1898-1992) / About Mogens Koch
After graduating from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, he worked for Kohr Klint from 1925 to 1930 and was a professor at the Royal Academy of Furniture from 1950 to 1968.
A major characteristic of Mogens Koch as an architect and designer is his prioritization of required functions. In addition, he pursued simplicity in designing buildings, textiles, cutlery, and furniture.
Especially in furniture, it presents smart and innovative solutions, optimal functionality, comfort and beauty. From 1925 to 1932, Koch worked as an assistant at various design offices and gained experience, especially at Koa Clint's office. I am learning about consideration for traditional techniques and what is necessary in the field of design. Most of the furniture designed by Mogens Koch is a result of careful research of desired functions and the search for simple and optimal solutions. Numerical data plays a large role, focusing on the underlying structure, with little traditional ornamentation, and function and intended use as the starting point of the design.
The mathematical approach is also the driving force behind his creation of his representative work, the book case.