Mid Century Modern Furniture Designer
Ib Kofod-Larsen, born in 1921 in Denmark, studied at the Danish Royal Academy in Copenhagen. In 1948, he won the Holmegaard glassware competition and the annual cabinetmakers’ guide. This is how the Danish furniture manufacturer Faarup the MøBelfabrik stands out. Kofod-Larsen creates some of his finest works for the Danish company, including the famous Model 66 series (1950s). He designs furniture for the biggest manufacturers of the time, in Finland and abroad. These manufacturers include High Wycombe, Christensen & Larsen, Carlo Gahrn, Bovenkamp, Petersens, and Fredericia Furniture. Kofod-Larsen often works with precious woods, such as teak or rosewood, as well as rich leathers. His work is characterized by clean and sculptural lines. The U-56, or Elizabeth Chair (1956), composed of a structure in light teak and leather upholstery, is one of his most notable pieces.