Begun in 1928 and completed in 1932, Koch's solution remains in demand many decades later and has spawned countless reproductions far beyond Denmark's borders - a testament to the timelessness of his thoughtful vision.
Mogens KochMogens Koch was born in 1898, Denmark. He studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, In 1925-1932 worked for Carl Petersen, Ivar Bentsen and Kaare Klint. His most famous piece is the square book case which was designed for his own home in 1928. It has a particularly flexible, space saving designed, and it was adjustable for the book formats of the future. Koch was a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 1950-1968. His numerous awards include the Eckersberg Medal in 1938, the C. F. Hansen Medal in 1963, and the ID Prize in 1992.
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