Ib Kofod-Larsen 'Penguin' Dining Chairs in Mahogany Plywood
Ib Kofod-Larsen for Christensen & Larsen, 'Pinguin' dining chairs, mahogany plywood, fabric, coated iron, Denmark, design 1953, production, 1960s.
The 'Pinguin' chair by Ib Kofod-Larsen was first taken into production by Selig in 1953. The chairs are always built up of a plywood molded back, a thin metal frame and a generous seat. The chairs have become a true icon over time. The name Penguin is derived from the playful, funky shape of the back of this chair. Thanks to its shape, sitting on the chair feels comfortable and embracing. This particular variant of the Penguin features a beech plywood and black fabric upholstery 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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