MK40880 | bookcase

This variant: Oak, Black, Wall mount
By Mogens Koch

The MK40880 bookcase by Mogens Koch is a neat storage unit that forms part of a larger, well-thought-out storage system for modern homes. The bookcase system created by Koch is ingenious in its versatility, strength and elegant simplicity.


This variant: Oak, Black, Wall mount
 

By Mogens Koch

The MK40880 bookcase by Mogens Koch is a neat storage unit that forms part of a larger, well-thought-out storage system for modern homes. The bookcase system created by Koch is ingenious in its versatility, strength and elegant simplicity.

The simple square elevated to an art form

The MK40880 bookcase by Mogens Koch is an expression of Koch’s desire to develop a straightforward, universal solution to the challenge of everyday storage. Koch began work on the design in 1928 and completed it in 1932. The MK Bookcase System was the first modular system of its kind and remains in demand many decades later. The exceptionally flexible system of square bookcases features an extensive range of modular elements. Its classic, six-section unit, which can be set up so that the sections are either wide or tall depending on what contents they will contain, is a brilliant construction in its own right. Minimalist and considered in every detail, each unit features beautiful dovetail and rabbet joints that lend them strength and stability. The MK40880 bookcase unit is available in solid wood of either oak or walnut. The unit can be wall-mounted or free standing. As with most of the MK Bookcase System units, the MK40880 bookcase can be customized with additional shelves and trays. Visit the MK Bookcase System Configurator to design the perfect combination for your space.
Visit the bookcase configurator here.

Mogens Koch

Designer
Mogens Koch's designs reveal some of the most elegant and important solutions to the requirements of function, comfort and aesthetics. His works, from homes to monuments, building extensions, and, of course, furniture – are original examples of universal utility. Structural components and mathematics were key to Koch’s process. Traditional ornamentation for its own sake were not part of his ideology – an object’s purpose led the way. The modular concept for his Bookcase System is one of his major design successes.
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Materials

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MK40880 2D Drawings | ZIP
MK40880 3D Drawings | ZIP

Danish design

Authentic experience

5 years warranty

When you choose a Carl Hansen & Søn product, you gain more than just a piece of furniture. You become part of a proud tradition of distinctive and beautiful craftsmanship, where nothing has been left to chance. The world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, we also produce works by renowned design masters such as Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Ole Wanscher, Kaare Klint, Poul Kjærholm, Mogens Koch, Bodil Kjær and Tadao Ando. Carl Hansen & Søn represents over 100 years of Danish design history and our furniture is sold all over the world.  

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