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Ib Kofod Larsen for Selig Black Leather Armchair with Galloway’s Ottoman

$4,495per set

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Ib Kofod Larsen for Selig walnut armchair in new black leather upholstery. This expertly restored designer armchair is accompanied by an ottoman by Galloway’s of Tampa. Each piece is of the same vintage and compliment each other well, so we decided to marry the two. Our in-house restoration pulled out all the stops with this one. The walnut wood has been refinished, restoring the luxurious luster. New webbing support straps reside beneath the seat. Both the chair and the ottoman have all new, top-quality, black leather upholstery. Buttons punctuate the cushions on the chair and ottoman. As they say, there is love in the details. Kofod Larsen has finessed each element of this chair from the joinery of arm to leg, to the unique wide back slats, the blade like arms. Larsen has transformed the ordinary to the extraordinary with his take on the lounge chair. Galloway’s similarly spun a common object to a subject of awe. The ottoman exhibits a unique design with a slightly bowed pillow cradled in a u-shaped base. This is not your common foot stool, and certainly not your common chair. These heirloom quality pieces are functional art, something a weary body and an adoring eye can enjoy. Kofod Larsen chair: 29.75” wide x 32” deep x 31” high (17 3/8” seat height) Galloways ottoman: 23.25” wide x 18.25” deep x 17” high.

Details

  • Creator
    Ib Kofod-Larsen (Designer),Selig (Maker)
  • Similar to
    Folke Ohlsson (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Width: 29.75 in. (75.57 cm)Depth: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Seat Height: 17.38 in. (44.15 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Replacements made: Support straps have been replaced. Wear consistent with age and use. Completely disassembled, frame refinished and reassembled to ensure rock solid stature. New, leather upholstery.
  • Seller Location
    Chattanooga, TN
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2255328571582

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

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About the Designer

Ib Kofod-Larsen

Furniture maker and architect Ib Kofod-Larsen was one of the greatest design minds to emerge from mid-century Denmark, and his impact was felt across the world, especially in the United States. Kofod-Larsen, who is known for his exemplary seating, tables and storage solutions, understood that the attention to detail, quality materials and functional design ethos of the Scandinavian modernism style he followed would become part of a major international movement.

Due to his foresight and innovation, Kofod-Larsen was one of the best-selling Danish designers in the U.S. in the 1950s, when mid-century modernism was at its most popular.

Originally trained as a cabinetmaker, Kofod-Larsen later studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and was most interested in designing practical yet graceful furniture, although he also dabbled in things like wallpaper and textiles. He favored natural grains and woods like teak and rosewood combined with leather, steel and fabric upholsteries to create inviting pieces. Working with manufacturers such as Faarup Møbelfabrik, Christensen & Larsen and Bovenkamp, he brought his sculptural aesthetic to the world.

Some of his seating designs have earned legendary status: The U-56 chair (1956) was renamed the Elizabeth because England’s Queen Elizabeth II is said to have picked up a pair during a 1958 trip to Denmark. With OPE Möbler, he created the Seal chair (1956) with a wooden frame shaped around leather upholstery. The sculptural Penguin chair (1953), produced by Selig and named for its curved back, became Denmark’s most frequently exported piece of furniture to the U.S. at the time. Its bentwood shell echoes the work of Kofod-Larsen’s modernist contemporaries Eero Saarinen and Charles and Ray Eames, while its options as a dining, lounging and rocking chair offer versatility for the home.

As mid-century modern furniture experiences a fresh wave of popularity in the U.S. — although, one could argue that it never really went away — Kofod-Larsen’s timeless pieces are among the most coveted vintage finds. Several of his designs continue to be produced, such as the Penguin chair, which has been manufactured by Brdr. Petersen since 2012.

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