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Mogens Koch Chairs

Danish, 1888-1993

Vintage Mogens Koch furniture endures as a sophisticated example of Scandinavian modernism in today’s homes. The award-winning mid-century Danish architect was known for his functional approach to furniture design and for prioritizing comfort and accessibility. While these are traits that we typically attribute to American mid-century modern design — as well as the coveted furnishings that originated in Scandinavian workshops — Koch also drew on older traditions and techniques. His chairs, tables and other items show the influence of the Shaker style and English pieces of the 18th century.

Koch was born in Copenhagen and attended the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. After graduating, he worked as an assistant to Kaare Klint, an important figure in Danish modernism who was responsible for establishing the furniture design program at Koch’s alma mater. Klint favored historical styles and inspired Koch to view furniture design as an evolutionary process built on the traditions of the past. Over the course of their partnership, in the late 1920s, Koch began creating modular bookcases. Simple yet elegant, vintage Mogens Koch bookcase systems — which were over the years crafted in comely woods such as mahogany, oak and cherrywood — are all about versatility and flexibility, intended to be configured to fit rooms of all shapes and sizes.

In 1932, Rud Rasmussen began to produce Koch bookcase designs. An early Koch seating design that the Danish manufacturer made was the MK Safari chair, an unassuming folding chair based on traditional British campaign furniture. It greatly resembles Klint’s own Safari chair, which was designed in 1933 and was also inspired by military furniture. It became one of Koch’s signature armchairs. The seat inspired a series of folding furniture pieces, including tables that could collapse for storage.

In 1938, Koch was awarded the Eckersberg Medal from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He took an associate professor role at the school in 1940. In 1950, he became a full professor of architecture and continued teaching until 1968. The academy also awarded him their highest honor — the C.F. Hansen Medal — in 1963. Later in life, Koch won the 1990 Danish Design Center's Classic Award and the 1992 Industrial Design Prize.

On 1stDibs, you can find vintage Mogens Koch storage pieces, coffee tables and more.

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Creator: Mogens Koch
Mogens Koch Folding Chairs MK-16, Rud Rasmussen, Copenhagen
By Mogens Koch, Rud Rasmussen
Located in TOURS, FR
An original pair of Mogens Koch folding chairs model "MK-16" made at Rud Rasmussen, Copenhagen in the 1970s Mogens Koch designed the MK16 Fo...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mogens Koch Chairs

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Brass

Danish Modern Mogens Koch Pair of Folding Safari Chairs for Rud Rasmussen & Cado
By Rud Rasmussen, Mogens Koch
Located in Belmont, MA
Pair of Danish Modern folding safari chairs (Model MK-16) designed by Mogens Koch in 1932, one manufactured by Rud. Rasmussen and the other by Cado. Made in natural beech wood and br...
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1930s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mogens Koch Chairs

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Brass

Mogens Koch ‘Mk-16’ Safari Chair for Rud Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Mogens Koch
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Mogens Koch furniture designed a lot of award wining midcentury furniture. The Danish architect was known for his functional approach to furniture design and for prioritizing comfort and accessibility. Koch also drew on older traditions and techniques. His chairs and tables show the influence of the Shaker Style and Englisch pieces of the 18th century. Koch was born in Copenhagen and attended the Royal Danisch Academy of fine Arts. After graduating, he worked as an assistant to Kaare Klint, an important figure in Danish modernism who was responsible for establishing the furniture design program at Koch’s alma mater. Klint favored historical styles and inspired Koch to view furniture design as an evolutionary process built on the traditions of the past. Over the course of their partnership, in the late 1920s, Koch began creating modular bookcases. In 1932, Rud Rasmussen began to produce Koch designs. An early Koch seating design that the Danish manufacturer made was the MK Safari...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Mogens Koch Chairs

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Leather, Beech

Mid-Century modern scandinavian chair Folding MK16 by Mogens Koch. New product.
By Mogens Koch, GETAMA
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mogens Koch designed the MK16 Folding Chair for a supplemental church seating contest, reinterpreting the traditional folding stool by pairing easy fold...
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2010s European Scandinavian Modern Mogens Koch Chairs

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Leather, Oak

2020 MK99200 Folding Chair by Mogens Koch for Carl Hansen in Teak & Leather
By Mogens Koch, Carl Hansen & Søn
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a listing for two (sold separately) MK99200 Folding Chairs made with a solid and oiled teak frame, leather seat/back and leather armrests. The chairs, designed by Mogens Koch...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Mogens Koch Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Mogens Koch Pair of Folding Chairs for Interna
By Mogens Koch, Interna Denmark
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Mogens Koch pair of folding chairs in beech and canvas. Executed by Interna, Denmark.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Mogens Koch Chairs

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Chair Folding MK16 by Mogens Koch, New Product
By Mogens Koch, GETAMA
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mogens Koch designed the MK16 folding chair for a supplemental church seating contest, reinterpreting the traditional folding stool by pairing easy fold...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Mogens Koch Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Mogens Koch MK16 Folding Chair for Rud Rasmussen, Denmark, 1950s
By Rud Rasmussen, Mogens Koch
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Mogens Koch & Rud Rasmussen Scandinavian Modern A beautiful beech and canvas folding chairs by Mogens Koch for Rud Rasmussen, Denmark, 1950...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Mogens Koch Chairs

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Canvas, Beech

Folding Safari / Directors Chair Mogens Koch MK-16 Interna, Denmark, 1960s
By Mogens Koch
Located in Rosendahl, DE
Beautifully patinated safari chair by Mogens Koch, manufactured in the 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Mogens Koch Chairs

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Canvas

Mogens Koch Pair of Folding Chairs for Rud. Rasmussen
By Mogens Koch, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Mogens Koch pair of folding chairs in oak and leather. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Mogens Koch Chairs

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Brass

Additional Chairs by Mogens Koch for Rud. Rasmussen
By Mogens Koch
Located in Copenhagen, DK
A pair of additional chairs by Mogens Koch. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen. Mahogany and black leather. The reverse with paper labels ‘RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/COPENHAGEN/DENMARK.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Mogens Koch Chairs

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Mahogany, Leather

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Mogens Koch, Set of 2 "MK-16" Safari Chairs for Rud, Rasmussen, Denmark 1960s
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Mogens Koch Folding Chair
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Located in Kastrup, DK
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For Rachel: Mogens Koch Wingback Chair and Ottoman in Cognac Leather (2/2)
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Mogens Koch chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Mogens Koch chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Mogens Koch chairs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 13 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 2 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original chairs by Mogens Koch were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider chairs by Rud Thygesen and Johnny Sorensen, Magnus Olesen, and Peter Hvidt. Prices for Mogens Koch chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $750 and can go as high as $9,185, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,978.

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