Ib Kofod-Larsen "Penguin" Iron & Leather Lounge Chairs for Selig


Iconic pair of ‘Penguin’ modern Lounge chairs designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen for Selig in Denmark circa 1960s. These timeless Danish Modern chairs feature a structurally sound black iron frame that supports the newly refinished molded bentwood backrest and seat. The backrest molds into the body almost as if it’s hugging the seater, ensuring comfortable support and unique seating experience. The seat has new high-density foam and top-grain leather upholstery creating an elegant aesthetic to sit and relax. The penguin-like shaped wings on the backrest epitomize the organic simplicity representative of Kofod-Larsen’s aesthetic principles making this set the ideal fit to any contemporary space.

$ 3,895 / set





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SPECIFICATIONS

Country
Manufacturer
Date of Manufacturer
Period Style
Materials

Walnut-Stained Beechwood, New Top-Grain Leather, New High-Density Foam

Condition

Excellent

Extra Conditions

Newly Refinished, Newly Reupholstered

Number of Items

2

Dimensions

29in H x 22in W x 23in D
Seat Height 16in

ID Number

PENDING

SHOPPING WITH DANISH MODERN L.A. MEANS

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SHIPPING

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All items can be returned or exchanged

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MEET THE DESIGNER

Ib Kofod-Larsen

Ib Kofod Larsen was an architect and furniture designer, admired for the way that he used wood grain to create graceful and distinctive patterns on his unique pieces. The quality of his materials make his designs timeless and deeply admired by designers and collectors alike. His design style is represented by minimalist and organic forms. His versatile, practical pieces were what established him as a designer.

Born in Denmark in 1921, Kofod-Larsen studied at the Danish Royal Academy in Copenhagen, like many of his contemporaries. He mostly worked with materials like teak, rosewood and luxurious leathers. Kofod-Larsens’ design collection includes chairs, cabinets, credenzas, bookcases and much more. His first acknowledgment as a designer was when he won the Holmegaard Glass Competition and, in that same year, received the Danish Cabinetmakers Guild’s annual award in 1948. He worked for companies like G-Plan in the United Kingdom, Selig in Denmark and Faarup Møbelfabrik in Sweden. One of his most notable pieces is the Model 66 sideboard, designed for Faarup Møbelfabrik.

He worked with OPE Möbler, creating one of his most iconic designs, the Sälen or Seal Chair, manufactured in the 1950s. The popularity of another one of his pieces sky rocketed when Queen Elizabeth II purchased a pair of the, initially named, U-56 chair. The model name changed to “the Elizabeth chair” in honor of the Queen. His work with British furniture company High Wycombe, helped them to gain fame with a cleaner and more minimalist furniture line called G-Plan while Selig of Denmark imported his designs to the U.S. market in the 1950s.

Though Kofod-Larsen passed away in 2003, in recent years, his designs have become more sought-after and collected by buyers. He will remain as one of the most important Danish Modern figures of the mid-20th century period.



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PRODUCT CARE

Wood

  • Keep the furniture in a cool, dry place
  • Avoid furniture's direct exposure to rain, sun or wind
  • Avoid placing hot objects directly on the piece to prevent undesirable marks or permanent circles.
  • Avoid placing objects that may cause scratches to the surface
  • Clean using water only in small quantities and apply it with soft, damp cloth
  • After damp cloth wipe with a soft, dry cloth
  • You can use other liquids that are especially for cleaning wood furniture. Take into account the type of wood and follow the manufacturer's instructions

Leather

  • Do not expose leather to very humid environments or directly to sunlight and sources of heat to protect and ensure a long life for the material
  • Avoid contact with fragrances or chemicals -these products can cause expensive and irreparable damage to the leather
  • You can use the vacuum cleaner to clean the surface as long as the nozzle is in good condition and has the soft mouthpiece
  • Use a soft, dry cloth
  • If necessary, you can clean the surface using a damp cloth smooth in texture
  • Avoid spilling liquids on the surface. If this happens, allow it to dry naturally, away from any heat source
  • Depending on the frequency of use, it is advisable to apply a protective leather-safe oil at least once a year. Use only professional leather cleaning substances
  • You can buy a leather protection solution to apply protection to the leather; use it according to leather type and following the manufacturer's instructions

Ib Kofod-Larsen "Penguin" Iron & Leather Lounge Chairs for Selig

$ 3,895 / set






Read about our product, customer service, quality, and shipping.


Iconic pair of ‘Penguin’ modern Lounge chairs designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen for Selig in Denmark circa 1960s. These timeless Danish Modern chairs feature a structurally sound black iron frame that supports the newly refinished molded bentwood backrest and seat. The backrest molds into the body almost as if it’s hugging the seater, ensuring comfortable support and unique seating experience. The seat has new high-density foam and top-grain leather upholstery creating an elegant aesthetic to sit and relax. The penguin-like shaped wings on the backrest epitomize the organic simplicity representative of Kofod-Larsen’s aesthetic principles making this set the ideal fit to any contemporary space.

SPECIFICATIONS


    Country: Denmark

    Manufacturer: Selig

    Date of Manufacture: 1960-1969

    Period Style: Danish Modern

    Materials: Walnut-Stained Beechwood, New Top-Grain Leather, New High-Density Foam

    Condition: Excellent

    Extra Conditions: Newly Refinished, Newly Reupholstered

    Dimensions: 29in H x 22in W x 23in D
    Seat Height 16in

    Number of Items: 2

    ID Number: PENDING



SHOPPING WITH DANISH MODERN L.A. MEANS


Quality Management

Our quality management system allows us to provide you with exclusive products of a very high caliber.

Pro Customer Service

Friendly assistance through efficient communication focused on providing you timely information.

Authenticity Guaranteed

Each product is meticulously evaluated by our team of experts, guaranteeing you top quality authenticity.

Secure Online Purchasing

With our online shopping system, you can acquire precious treasures in a comfortable, safe and reliable way.

SHIPPING

Shipping around the world

RETURNS ACCEPTED

All items can be returned or exchanged

ONLINE PAYMENT METHODS

We accept the following methods

Visa Logo Master Card Logo Pay Pal Logo American Express Logo Discover Logo Affirm Payments

MEET THE DESIGNER


Ib Kofod-Larsen



Ib Kofod Larsen was an architect and furniture designer, admired for the way that he used wood grain to create graceful and distinctive patterns on his unique pieces. The quality of his materials make his designs timeless and deeply admired by designers and collectors alike. His design style is represented by minimalist and organic forms. His versatile, practical pieces were what established him as a designer.

Born in Denmark in 1921, Kofod-Larsen studied at the Danish Royal Academy in Copenhagen, like many of his contemporaries. He mostly worked with materials like teak, rosewood and luxurious leathers. Kofod-Larsens’ design collection includes chairs, cabinets, credenzas, bookcases and much more. His first acknowledgment as a designer was when he won the Holmegaard Glass Competition and, in that same year, received the Danish Cabinetmakers Guild’s annual award in 1948. He worked for companies like G-Plan in the United Kingdom, Selig in Denmark and Faarup Møbelfabrik in Sweden. One of his most notable pieces is the Model 66 sideboard, designed for Faarup Møbelfabrik.

He worked with OPE Möbler, creating one of his most iconic designs, the Sälen or Seal Chair, manufactured in the 1950s. The popularity of another one of his pieces sky rocketed when Queen Elizabeth II purchased a pair of the, initially named, U-56 chair. The model name changed to “the Elizabeth chair” in honor of the Queen. His work with British furniture company High Wycombe, helped them to gain fame with a cleaner and more minimalist furniture line called G-Plan while Selig of Denmark imported his designs to the U.S. market in the 1950s.

Though Kofod-Larsen passed away in 2003, in recent years, his designs have become more sought-after and collected by buyers. He will remain as one of the most important Danish Modern figures of the mid-20th century period.

Read More...


PRODUCT CARE


Wood

  • Keep the furniture in a cool, dry place
  • Avoid furniture's direct exposure to rain, sun or wind
  • Avoid placing hot objects directly on the piece to prevent undesirable marks or permanent circles.
  • Avoid placing objects that may cause scratches to the surface
  • Clean using water only in small quantities and apply it with soft, damp cloth
  • After damp cloth wipe with a soft, dry cloth
  • You can use other liquids that are especially for cleaning wood furniture. Take into account the type of wood and follow the manufacturer's instructions

Leather

  • Do not expose leather to very humid environments or directly to sunlight and sources of heat to protect and ensure a long life for the material
  • Avoid contact with fragrances or chemicals -these products can cause expensive and irreparable damage to the leather
  • You can use the vacuum cleaner to clean the surface as long as the nozzle is in good condition and has the soft mouthpiece
  • Use a soft, dry cloth
  • If necessary, you can clean the surface using a damp cloth smooth in texture
  • Avoid spilling liquids on the surface. If this happens, allow it to dry naturally, away from any heat source
  • Depending on the frequency of use, it is advisable to apply a protective leather-safe oil at least once a year. Use only professional leather cleaning substances
  • You can buy a leather protection solution to apply protection to the leather; use it according to leather type and following the manufacturer's instructions