Mogens Koch Wingback Chair and Ottoman in Dark Mahogany Cognac Leather
Mogens Koch for Rud Rasmussen, wingback chair and ottoman model MK50, mahogany and leather, Denmark, design 1936, manufactured 1964-1979.
Mogens Koch's wingback chair is inspired by Kaare Klint's furniture design, which in turn is inspired by English furniture tradition. The chair first came into production in 1964. The elegant and comfortable armchair is executed in mahogany and cognac leather and was designed with high attention to detail, as seen in the forms of the back and armrests.
The solid frame and leather cushions provide high comfort. This wingback chair is always accompanied by its matching ottoman. The seat-cushion is foldable, which can turn this chair and ottoman into a chaise longue. This armchair is a perfect combination of functionality and aesthetics, a true Scandinavian Classic. The mahogany frame has stunning, dark flames that refers to the aesthetics of rosewood.
This model was presented during The Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition at the Designmuseum of Denmark in 1936.
Mogens Koch (1898-1993) was a Danish architect, furniture-designer, teacher and typographer. Koch studied under Kaare Klint and always challenged the complexity of materials and designs. He is known for his functional, comfortable yet highly aesthetic designs.
Grete Jalk, ed., Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar, vol 1: 1927-1936, Copenhagen, 1987, pp. 252-253.