Danish design duo Preben Fabricius and Jørgen Kastholm – who have achieved worldwide recognition for their unique aesthetics and sculptural understanding – are now joining Carl Hansen & Son’s collection of classic designer furniture with their flexible and timeless FK Bookcase System.
Preben Fabricius trained as a cabinetmaker, while Jørgen Kastholm trained as a smith, and the FK Bookcase System was one of their first designs to be honoured with an award when it was presented at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Furniture Exhibition in 1963. The flexible FK Bookcase System consists of square modules in two depths. The bookcase can hang on the wall or sit on the floor, and be rotated so that the shelves are either tall or wide. Depending on the combination, it is thereby possible to create a stringent or more dynamic look. Moreover, the bookcase can be customised with shelves, drawers and doors depending on requirements. The minimalist and ingenious design of the units pays homage to proud craftsmanship traditions, among other things by highlighting the beautiful mortise joints, which are a key element in the Bookcase design – beautiful and stable.
The Bookcase System is made of solid oak at Carl Hansen & Son’s factory in Gelsted on Funen, Denmark, and it takes many hours of painstaking joinery work before the finished shelves can be shipped to customers worldwide.
Sanding the beautiful mortise joints to produce a smooth and silky-soft surface is a particularly time-consuming process. The installation of the doors also requires extreme precision, and they are adjusted by hand to ensure perfect symmetry. The drawers are always made of ash, which contrasts elegantly with the oak. A spring ball catch is fitted at the bottom of each door, producing a discreet click when the door is closed.
The elegant and flexible FK Bookcase System offers countless possibilities for creating the perfect bookcase design for modern homes, offices, hotels and other public spaces.
The FK Bookcase System is available from February 2021.
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, 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.