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Ib Kofod-Larsen Pair of 'Seal' Chairs in Original Leather

$42,800per set

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Ib Kofod-Larsen for OPE Mobler, restored pair of 'Sälen' (Seal) lounge chairs model 503-799, teak and leather, Sweden, 1956 Iconic 'Sälen' (seal) lounge chairs by Danish designer Ib Kofod-Larsen. The well-crafted frame of these chairs is made out of a light colored teak. It shows very nice details, wood joints and gives the chairs 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. These luxurious chairs are interesting form every point of view. 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 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.

Details

  • Creator
    Ib Kofod-Larsen (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.53 in. (75 cm)Width: 31.5 in. (80 cm)Depth: 30.32 in. (77 cm)Seat Height: 15.36 in. (39 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1956
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. The chairs have been restored by the experienced craftsmen in our in-house atelier, while maintaining the original elements and material.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 450139351stDibs: LU933121407202

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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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About the Seller
4.8 / 5
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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