Bodil Kjær

Bodil Kjaer Designer

Bodil Kjaer is a problem solver, she wants to create 'solutions to functional, economic and aesthetic problems' and refers to her furniture as 'Elements of Architecture'

Bodil-Kjaer is a Designer, Professor and Architect MAA. Born in Jutland, Denmark in 1932 she was educated in England, Denmark and the United States.

Throughout her career, she worked with many designers such as Paul McCobb and Arne Jacobsen. In addition to her work as a senior architect at companies such as Arup on large scale projects. She was also a tenured Professor at the University of Maryland prior to returning to Denmark to teach from her home town of Jutland.

Danish company Karakter has now reissued several pieces of Bodil Kjaer furniture known as 'Elements of Architecture' including her popular Office Desk, designed in 1959 and used on the set of several James Bond films. In addition to this, Carl Hansen & Son and Fritz Hansen have also added Bodil Kjaer designs to their collections.