waarschijnlijk Ib Kofod-Larsen (1921-2003)




waarschijnlijk Ib Kofod-Larsen (1921-2003)

Teakhout en beuk

H: 57cm  B: 100cm  D: 48cm

Denemarken, circa 1960

Ib Kofod-Larsen

Ib Kofod-Larsen (1921-2003) was A Danish furniture designer. He studied at the Danish Royal Academy in Copenhagen.

Kofod-Larsen drew the attention of Danish furniture manufacturer Faarup Møbelfabrik, and he went on to create some of his most beautiful works for the company, including his rosewood Model 66 sideboard, during the 1950s. He also designed furniture for several other leading midcentury manufacturers.

Kofod-Larsen frequently worked with gorgeous woods, such as teak and rosewood, as well rich leathers. Clean, sculptural lines characterize much of his work.

Notable designs include the U-56 or Elizabeth Chair (1956), composed of a light teak frame and upholstered leather that was purported to have been named for England’s Queen Elizabeth II after she purchased a pair during a visit to Denmark in 1958. The airy and modern Penguin chair (1953, sometimes referred to as the Shell) features a curved back that embraces the sitter and was originally produced by Petersens in Denmark. It went on to also find great success with the Selig company, which imported and sold thousands of copies in various iterations (settees, dining chairs, and more in various woods and upholsteries) in the U.S. market starting in the 1950s. Today, the designer’s pieces have become more frequently collected, in large part due to Kofod-Larsen’s talent for honoring the innate qualities of his chosen materials.