Carl Hansen & Søn


MK10041 | Model 52 Sofa

Mogens Koch designed the low, elegant Model 52 Sofa along with his Easy Chair 51 for the 1936 Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition as a set of fireside furniture.


Designed by Mogens Koch


The sofa's upholstered section is loosely placed on a visible, solid wood frame whose top row holds the seat securely in place.

Koch believed in honest design and was opposed to legs that appeared seemingly out of nowhere, seeing this as cheating. He similarly disapproved of using upholstery to hide cheap wood and felt that every design's construction should be of high quality throughout.

The Model 52 Sofa's visible frame structure exemplifies the Danish functionalists' idiom of separating the bearing part from the borne part - or the frame from the seat - to fully show the furniture's construction and highlight the high-quality, natural materials, thus making the construction a design feature in and of itself.

The frame is crafted from solid wood and the seat/back is upholstered with leather. 

The designer

Mogens Koch

Mogens Koch, who is especially known for his furniture classics such as the bookcase system and the Folding programme, worked with Kaare Klint in 1925-30, and was professor at Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole in Copenhagen in 1950-68.

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