Carl Hansen & Søn

FK63 Three Cabinets and Six Bookcases, Oak

Carl Hansen & Søn | Denmark
$21,240.00 - $22,770.00
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  • The Designer
  • The Maker
Danish design team Preben Fabricius and Jørgen Kastholm—who have achieved worldwide recognition for their unique aesthetics and sculptural understanding—are now joining Carl Hansen & Søn's collection of classic designer furniture with their flexible and timeless FK Bookcase System. 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 & Søn'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.

In this configuration we have three floor cabinets, two upright bookcases with seven shelves, and four bookcases with eight shelves.

Please contact us for more configuration customization options. Call 831-620-0123.
  • Brand:Carl Hansen & Søn Handmade Furniture of Denmark
  • Country: Denmark
  • Material: Oak, Ash, Brass, Stainless Steel (Floor Stand)
  • Care:Care instructions included.
  • Designer:Preben Fabricus & Jørgen Kastholm
  • Dimensions:
    • Cabinet with Floor Stand X3: (HxWxD) 28.5" x 44.1" x 14.2"
    • Bookcase X6: 22" x 44.1" x 10.6"
Preben Fabricus & Jørgen Kastholm

Preben Fabricius (1931–1984)

Preben Fabricius trained as a cabinetmaker in 1952 with Niels Vodder, one of the most prominent cabinetmakers of the time, and he continued to work for Niels Vodder for a couple of years before deciding to continue his studies at the School of Interior Design (now the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation). Here, Preben Fabricius studied under Finn Juhl, and it was also here that he first met Jørgen Kastholm. In 1957, Preben Fabricius was employed at Ole Hagen's design studio, where he again met Jørgen Kastholm, and the two quickly realised that they shared an interest in elegant and refined design with a focus on functionality and minimalism. In 1961, Fabricius and Kastholm established their own design studio.

Together, they designed furniture in wood, and later also in steel and leather, taking advantage of Jørgen Kastholm's experience and background as a smith. They drew their inspiration from luminaries of Danish design such as Hans J. Wegner and Arne Jacobsen, but also international names such as Charles and Ray Eames and Mies van der Rohe.

During the design process, drawings were passed back and forth across the table between Fabricius and Kastholm until it was no longer possible to say who had drawn what, but the result was a joint effort.

The design duo specialized in furniture design and single-family houses, and their designs were characterized by minimalism, sophistication, functionality, quality and their eye for detail.

After working with various Danish furniture manufacturers, Fabricius and Kastholm started collaborating with German furniture manufacturer Alfred Kill. In the end of 1968 they parted ways, and Preben Fabricius started his own design studio, designing furniture for, among others, the German furniture manufacturer Walter Knoll. In 1978, Preben Fabricius became a teacher at the School of Interior Design, where he had studied himself, and here he remained until his death in 1984.

Preben Fabricius won several awards, both together with Jørgen Kastholm and in his own name, including the first German Gute Form (Good Design) prize in 1969 and the Illum Prize in the same year. Preben Fabricius and Jørgen Kastholm's designs can be found in museums and design centers around the world, including at MoMA in New York and at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Jørgen Kastholm (1931–2007)

Jørgen Kastholm was born in 1931 and, as a young man, travelled to the USA to study at high school. This came to mark the start of a long life visiting and living in different parts of the world, and which created a world view that was unusual at the time. At the age of 19, Jørgen Kastholm returned to Denmark to train as a smith in his father's company, and in 1955 he started his studies at the School of Interior Design (now the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation) where he met Preben Fabricius for the first time. He graduated in 1958 with distinction.

Jørgen Kastholm then continued his studies at Den Grafiske Højskole (now the Danish School of Media and Journalism), while also working for Arne Jacobsen, who would become a major source of inspiration for Jørgen Kastholm in his work as a furniture designer. In 1959, Jørgen Kastholm moved to Beirut, Lebanon, to work in a design studio, where he was involved in designing SAS lounges and palaces for the Saudi king, after which he returned to Denmark and got a job at Ole Hagen's design studio. Here, Jørgen Kastholm once again met Preben Fabricius, and the two quickly found out that they wanted to form a partnership.

In 1961, Jørgen Kastholm and Preben Fabricius founded a design studio in their own name. In the early years of their partnership, the duo worked on furniture designs in wood, but later steel became their focus area as a result of Jørgen Kastholm's metalworking background, but also their shared fascination with renowned international designers such as Charles and Ray Eames and Mies van der Rohe.

During their seven-year partnership, Preben Fabricius and Jørgen Kastholm designed a large collection of minimalist and functionalist designs in wood, steel, leather and glass which achieved widespread recognition and established their names internationally.

In 1968, the design duo went their separate ways, and Jørgen Kastholm opened a design studio in his own name, where he continued to design furniture for large furniture manufacturers. At the same time, he also worked as an editor and writer. In 1971, Jørgen Kastholm moved to Düsseldorf in Germany and opened his own design studio, and where he designed furniture for large international furniture manufacturers until his death in 2007. In addition, from 1975 to 1996, Jørgen Kastholm was a professor at the University of Wuppertal (BUW) within the field of furniture design and product development.

Jørgen Kastholm's designs include furniture, vases and lamps as well as curtain rods, wall tiles and car seats. In his own name and together with his colleague Preben Fabricius, Jørgen Kastholm won several international awards, including the first German Gute Form (Good Design) prize in 1969, the Illum Prize the same year, and the Red Dot Award in 1995. Preben Fabricius and Jørgen Kastholm's designs can be found in museums and design centers around the world, including at MoMA in New York and at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Carl Hansen & Søn Handmade Furniture of Denmark
Founded in 1908, Carl Hansen & Søn has developed into one of Denmark's leading design companies today. With more than a century of history, backed by respect and a passion for traditional craftsmanship, we are one of the oldest manufacturers of high-quality furniture in Denmark, and the biggest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner.

Carl Hansen & Søn's products embody the narrative of the finest classical furniture art, created by some of Denmark's leading architects and designers—including Frits Henningsen, Kaare Klint, Mogens Koch, Poul Kjærholm and Ole Wanscher—as well as the Japanese architect Tadao Ando and the Austrian design trio EOOS.

With solid foundations in Danish traditions of joinery, blended with deep insight into the latest production technology, we make furniture of durable beauty and value, distinguished by full respect for sustainable materials.

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c/o the Shops at the Pine Inn Hotel
Ocean Avenue & Lincoln Street
PO Drawer AD
Carmel-by-the-Sea California 93921

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Tuesday - Saturday 11 – 4
Phone: 831-620-0123