Mogens Koch


Mogens Koch (1898 – 1992) was a Danish architect, furniture designer and a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1950 to 1968. As a furniture designer Mogens Koch is known for the Folding Chair (1932), the Wing Chair No. 50 and the Armchair No. 51 in mahogany and leather (1936) and the Book Case (1928). 

Mogens Koch attended the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and between 1925 and 1932 he worked for Carl Petersen (1874-1923), Ivar Bentsen (1876-1943) and Kaare Klint (1888-1954), who trained him in the Danish functional tradition and its principles. Koch primarily worked with church restorations, for example as an architect for Roskilde Cathedral (1950-1971) and with the design and decoration of the Danish Church in London. His architectural works also include an extension of the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (Landbohøjskolen) in Frederiksberg together with Steen Eiler Rasmussen (1898-1990) carried out between 1945 and 1968.

Mogens Koch was married to the weaver Ea Koch and father to Søren Koch, who later became an architect and lector.