Menu - Knitting chair

Menu reissues chair designed for knitting

Furniture brand Menu has reissued a lounge chair designed by Danish architect Ib Kofod-Larsen, which has holes cut out in the backrest designed to rest your elbows on when reading or knitting.

Aptly named the Knitting chair, it features a triangular solid oak frame which Menu has stained with a dark brown oil, while the plywood backrest and seat come upholstered in a grey-brown aniline leather. The reclined backrest has a curved top edge and the holes for your elbows on either side reveal the exposed wooden structure behind.

Ib Kofod-Larsen first presented the chair in 1951 at the Copenhagen Cabinetmaker’s Guild Furniture Exhibition alongside other Danish designers including Hans J Wegner, Nanna Ditzel and Finn Juhl. The Knitting chair was originally put into production as a limited edition piece, which are now sought after as mid twentieth-century collector’s items.

Known for its contemporary, minimalist furniture, Menu now joins this year’s pool of brands producing fresh reissues from the Danish design archives.

RRP ex VAT: £1,679.20