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Ib Kofod-Larsen Six Penguin Dining Chairs

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Ib Kofod-Larsen, six 'Penguin' chairs, walnut, steel, metal, Denmark, design 1953, production 1960s. This is a set of six 'Penguin' chairs by Ib Kofod-Larsen, but they come from a set of 36 that is available in total. The chair 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. Interestingly enough, the provenance of this set is also outstanding as they come direct from a Quincy Jones interior. 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. If you wish to reupholster this set please do not hesitate to ask as we have our own in-house upholstery studio that can provide you with unlimited options such as leather or COM. 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. Please note that price is per item. Provenance: Quincy A. Jones interior, San Francisco.

Details

  • Creator
    Ib Kofod-Larsen (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32.09 in. (81.5 cm)Width: 21.86 in. (55.5 cm)Depth: 23.43 in. (59.5 cm)Seat Height: 17.72 in. (45 cm)
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960-1969
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU933116268171

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    Ships From: Waalwijk, Netherlands
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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Located in Waalwijk, Netherlands

Established in 2006, Morentz has a team of approximately 55 restorers, upholsterers, interior advisers and art historians, making it a gallery, workshop and upholstery studio, all in one. Every day, a carefully selected array of 20th-century furniture arrives from all over the world at the firm’s warehouse, where the team thoroughly e...

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