Ib Kofod-Larsen Black Leather Seal Chair

$12,800.00 USD

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Ib Kofod-Larsen for OPE, restored 'Sälen' (Seal) lounge chair model 503-799, teak and leather, Sweden, 1956. 

Iconic seal lounge chair by Ib Kofod-Larsen, fully restored and reupholstered by the experienced craftsmen in our in-house atelier. The well-crafted frame of this chair is made of a light colored teak. It shows very nice details and wood joints and gives the chair an elegant look. The armrests provide great extra comfort and also show beautiful details, the thicker part half way up the armrest is an example of the well-finished frame of this set. The legs are slightly tapered in both ways, creating a sculpted, airy look. The way the leather shell seems to be floating inside the wooden frame, gives the design a certain grandeur combined with lightness. This luxurious chair is interesting form every point of view and can be used as freestanding items in an interior.

The details and craftsmanship to be seen in the wood work is outstanding. Ib Kofod-Larsen designed the Seal chair as pair of an assignment from the Swedish furniture maker OPE Mobler. The task was for Kofod-Larsen to design a series of 'Danish' furniture with the aim of reviving Swedish postwar furniture design. 

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 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 1950s
  • Dimensions Height 29.53 in. Width 31.89 in. Depth 29.53 in. Seat Height 16.54 in.
  • Dimensions Height 75 cm Width 81 cm Depth 75 cm Seat Height 42 cm
  • Materials and Techniques Leather Teak
  • Period 1950-1959
  • Place of Origin Denmark
  • Style Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)