Classic Modular Bookshelf by Mogens Koch for Carl Hansen & Son

Classic Modular Bookshelf by Mogens Koch for Carl Hansen & Son

If you’ve a yen—and who doesn’t—for quintessential Scandinavian craftsmanship and prototypically minimalist Modern design, than I invite you to look no further than 1928, the auspicious year of the creation of the classic Modular Shelving System by architect Mogens Koch.

Carl Hansen & Son Brings an Iconic Bookcase to the New Millennium

Classic Modular Bookshelf by Mogens Koch for Carl Hansen & Son

Who better than Carl Hansen & Son to (re)introduce this fantastically functional piece to a new generation of A&D aficionados? Known for their continued production of famed pieces by designer Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Son recently acquired furniture workshop Rud. Rasmussen.

Classic Modular Bookshelf by Mogens Koch for Carl Hansen & Son

Said acquisition means they’ve also acquired the rights to Koch’s shelf system: “An extensive array of boxes arranged vertically or horizontally, the shelves are made of solid wood in very thin dimensions with dovetail and rabbet joints to provide strength.”

Classic Modular Bookshelf by Mogens Koch for Carl Hansen & Son

The individual elements come in varied depths, widths, and heights, creating multiple options for customized configurations. The shelves are available in oak or ash, finished in soap, oil, or white oil. Other options include vertical and horizontal magazine dividers, and installation on plinths or wall-mounted.

For specifying information in the U.S., call Carl Hansen & Son at 212-242-6736 or email northamerica@carlhansen.com.

About the Manufacturer: In 2008, manufacturer Carl Hansen & Son celebrated their 100th. anniversary—quite an accomplishment for a family-run business that originally focused on bespoke furniture. Creating everything from dining room sets to bedroom suites, the manufacturer is best known for a long-standing collaboration with designer Hans Wegner, whose CH 22-25 Series Chairs, CH 110 Desk, and CH 07 Shell Chair are iconic pieces of quintessential Scandinavian design.

Posted October 5, 2012 by Joseph Starr

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