The Penguin Lounge Chair is a mid-century masterpiece Reclining and harmonious, but with plenty of boldness, it is characterised by calmness and balance.
Sitting in this deep, low chair feels comfortable and safe. The chair embraces you. When furniture designer Ib Kofod-Larsen designed the Penguin Chair in 1953, he focused on the person who was to sit in it. Its curved back and angled seat cradle the body, and its otherwise remarkably straightforward design provides a surprisingly high level of comfort. The Penguin Lounge Chair has a graphic purity that enables it to interact seamlessly with other furniture pieces.
Danish-born architect and furniture designer Ib Kofod-Larsen (1921–2003) earned his architecture degree from the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, opening his own studio in Copenhagen in 1948. A prominent figure in Danish Modernism alongside such masters as Kaare Klint, Hans J. Wegner, Børge Mogensen, Finn Juhl and Nanna Ditzel, Ib Kofod-Larsen viewed Scandinavian design not as a regional phenomenon but as part of international modernism. He enjoyed great success internationally, becoming the best-selling Danish architect in the US in the 50s, working with furniture manufacturers in Germany, Sweden, Japan, the US and the UK, and exhibiting throughout Europe and the US. Ib Kofod-Larsen viewed Scandinavian design not as a regional phenomenon but as part of international modernism.
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