What does it mean to make history?
The answers will vary, but for BoConcept, the furniture line founded in Herning, Denmark, it means having consistently produced stylish quality home pieces over the course of six decades and counting.
In that time, designers for the brand have contributed some of the most iconic creations – furniture so thoughtful and well-made, they’ve transcended function to become recognisable works of design.
Click through the gallery below for a look at the six most popular pieces by BoConcept in the six decades it’s been around.
1. Osaka Sofa by Anders Nørgaard
The most popular sofa from BoConcept is a favourite for a reason: with an elegant silhouette and customisable armrests, upholstery, cushion details and base, it's a piece both classic and versatile, designed to match styles from neutral-toned Scandinavian to contemporary chic.
2. Adelaide Chair by Henrik Pedersen
This equally versatile piece finds home in the dining room and the work station alike, with a wooden or metal base for the former and wheels with a swivel function for the latter. Partial padding, full upholstery, or a straightforward plastic version are options, too, along with whether or not to get armrests. The result? A graceful and ergonomic chair you've likely seen in many places, each looking like they were designed for that space.
3. Xtra Tufted Footstool by Anders Nørgaard
Ingenious in its design, it's not a wonder this piece has become a BoConcept best-seller. A footstool by day, Xtra folds out into a single bed by night – a perfect solution for compact spaces. The bed cushion and its folding mechanism are tucked inside the upholstery, both of which are customisable for a look that fits right in with your space.
4. Milano Table by Morten Georgsen
This transformable BoConcept Hall of Famer can be extended for larger gatherings, thanks to optional built-in extension leaves that slide out, and a hidden inset that folds out to reveal a larger surface. Curved edges mark the thin table top, which come in various finishes – from a walnut veneer to a lacquered matt white – and sit above a base of clean lines.
5. Copenhagen Wall by Morten Georgsen
If you could design your own wall shelving, bearing in mind your own style of organisation and preferences for display, you'd have likely considered BoConcept's Copenhagen Wall. It does exactly as you need it to, and comes with inserts that display your favourite book collection or shroud clutter from sight, as well as drop-downs that function as a pull-out work desk or bar cabinet.
6. Imola Chair by Henrik Pedersen
Perhaps the most recognised of the bunch is the Imola chair, with its striking silhouette and graceful dips and curves. Expertly upholstered in your choice of fabric and supported by a wire or swivel base, the tennis ball-inspired design is BoConcept at its most iconic.
Why not make history with the BoConcept Awards?
Design a 600sqft apartment (living, dining and bedroom areas only) outfitted exclusively with customisable BoConcept furniture for the chance to win the BoConcept Awards – the first of its kind in Hong Kong – and enjoy coverage on Home Journal‘s platforms, HKD50,000 in cash and a live showcase of your design at HomeSquare, Sha Tin.
Send your design of each room as 3D renderings in JPEG format (landscape orientation, 300dpi, 3MB max. per image) including contact details (name, company name, tel. no. and email address) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 14 December, 2018. Hong Kong-based designers are welcome to enter. Read more details here.
All photos courtesy of BoConcept