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Ib Kofod-Larsen (1922‑2003)


Among  the most important Danish architects and designers of the 50s, Ib Kofod-Larsen graduated from the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen. He earned international recognition soon after opening his own studio in 1948.

Kofod-Larsen collaborated with the best manufacturers of the period including Christensen & Larsen, Fredericia Furniture, OPE.

The Penguin chair, the U-56 or Elizabeth Chair, named in honor of Queen Elizabeth II who bought a pair of this model, or the Seal (Sälen) armchair made for the Swedish company OPE all became icons of 20th Century design.

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