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Kofod Larsen Selig Danish Lounge Chair

$1,950

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This attractive Danish Modern lounge chair was designed by Ib Kofod Larsen for Selig in the 1960s. It boasts a sleek and ergonomic design that looks great from every angle. The lounge chair has a solid beech frame with walnut tone finish, which beautifully complements the new upholstery. The chair was also has new rubber seat webbing, ensuring a comfortable and stable seat for decades to come. This chair is in very good vintage condition. The chair retains an emblem medallion from Selig affixed to the front stretcher, indicating its origins in Denmark (see photos for detail). In the 1950s, Kofod Larsen was one of the best-selling Danish designers in the United States, and his design sensibility has stood the test of time. He is known for his clean, sculptural lines -- much like those on display in this spectacular lounge chair.

Details

  • Creator
    Selig (Maker),Ib Kofod-Larsen (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.5 in (72.39 cm)Width: 30 in (76.2 cm)Depth: 26.25 in (66.68 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. Rewebbing on the seat and new cushion upholstery.
  • Seller Location
    Kalamazoo, MI
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5573229759122

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    Ships From: Kalamazoo, MI
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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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