Ib Kofod-Larsen Chair Model 'Penguin' in Walnut, Steel and Fabric

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Ib Kofod-Larsen, 'Penguin' chair, walnut, steel, metal, Denmark, design 1953, production, 1960s

This 'Penguin' chair was designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen. The chair was first taken into production by Selig in 1953. The chair is always built up of a plywood moulded back, a thin metal frame and a generous seat. The chair has become a true icon over time. The name 'Penguin' is derived from the playful, funky shape of the back of this chair. It is as if a little penguin is about to embrace you when you sit down, and in fact this is how it feels to sit on the chair, comfortable and embracing. This particular variant of the 'Penguin' features a walnut back and a tweed seat. This combination is luxurious and works very well for this strong piece.

Ib Kofod-Larsen (1921-2003) was a Danish furniture designer who studied at the Danish Royal Academy in Copenhagen. After his degree, he quickly became recognized. As he won several prices of which one from the Danish Cabinetmakers Guild. It was this price that led to the collaboration between manufacturer Faarup Møbelfabrik, and Kofod-Larsen. Later, he also collaborated with other manufacturers such as High Wycombe and Christensen & Larsen. His designs are recognized by the use of rich, durable materials such as rosewood, teak and the highest quality leather. He is known for enhancing these noble materials by means of his aesthetics, leaving the form, grain or other characteristics to speak for themselves. His most praised designs are all elegant, sculpted pieces such as the U-56 Elizabeth chair.

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Product details

  • Condition Good
  • Creator Ib Kofod-Larsen (Designer)
  • Date of Manufacture 1960s
  • Dimensions Height 32.09 in. Width 21.86 in. Depth 23.43 in. Seat Height 17.72 in.
  • Dimensions Height 81.5 cm Width 55.5 cm Depth 59.5 cm Seat Height 45 cm
  • Materials and Techniques Metal Steel Fabric Walnut
  • Period 1960-1969
  • Place of Origin Denmark
  • Style Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)