Beautiful woods like teak and rosewood, and luxurious leathers, what’s not to like? One of the big names in Danish Modern design, Ib Kofod-Larsen loved to use these materials in his furniture designs, many that would later go on to gain international recognition. Born in Denmark in 1921, Ib Kofod-Larsen studied architecture from the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, and like many other architectures, extended his artistic reach into furniture design. In 1948, his work was recognized by the Danish Cabinetmakers Guild, and caught the eye of Danish furniture company, Faarup Møbelfabrik. After being recruited onto their team of elite designers, he contributed some of his most iconic works to this manufacturer. Ib Kofod-Larsen also worked extensively with international mid-century modern companies, like High Wycombe and Bovenkamp. He created everything from media cabinets to textiles, silver to glass (he won the 1948 Holmegaard Glass Competition!), and gained a reputation for highlighting the natural qualities of the materials he worked with. One of his most well-known designs, the Model 66 sideboard, is exemplary of his clean, sculptural lines. Lacking any visible hardware, the Model 66 is the very definition of streamlined and minimal. Another one of his most-loved designs is the U-56 chair, with a light teak frame and upholstered leather, even gained the nickname ‘The Elizabeth Chair’, after Queen Elizabeth II purchased a pair during a visit to Denmark. Check out Chairish’s collection of vintage Ib Kofod-Larsen furniture to get some royalty-worthy pieces for your home!
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