IB Kofod-Larsen Love Seat Sofa for Selig


Stylish two-seater modern love seat designed by Danish architect and furniture designer Ib-Kofod Larsen for Selig in Denmark circa 1960s. This sofa features a solid sculpted walnut-stained beechwood frame with armrests on both sides and vertical slats at the back to create a sleek and playful profile. All cushions have new high-density foam and a soft yellow-beige tweed upholstery creating a minimalist and clean inviting aesthetic. This sofa has new straps with fagas clips for optimal comfort and maximum support. Its clean profile and subtle angled lines reflect the fine craftsmanship that represents Danish Modern design making a fantastic addition to any room adding classic Mid-Century elegance. This piece will be restored back to excellent condition.

The upholstery has been recently updated but it can be customized for an additional fee.We have a wide selection of fabrics and leathers to choose from.

Dimensions: 47L x 28.5 W x 29 H

Seat Height 16"

Dimensions:  47L x 28.5 W x  29 H 

Seat Height 16"

About the Designer: 

Furniture designer Ib Kofod-Larsen was born Denmark in 1921 and studied at the Danish Royal Academy in Copenhagen. In 1948, he won the Holmegaard glass competition as well as an annual award from the Danish Cabinetmakers Guild. The latter drew the attention of Danish furniture manufacturer Faarup Møbelfabrik, and Kofod-Larsen went on to create some of his most beautiful works for the company, including his rosewood Model 66 sideboard, during the 1950s. He also designed furniture for several other leading midcentury manufacturers, both at home and abroad, including High Wycombe, Christensen & Larsen, Carlo Gahrn, Bovenkamp, Petersens, and Fredericia Furniture.

Kofod-Larsen frequently worked with gorgeous woods, such as teak and rosewood, as well rich leathers. Clean, sculptural lines characterize much of his work. Notable designs include the U-56 or Elizabeth Chair (1956), composed of a light teak frame and upholstered leather that was purported to have been named for England’s Queen Elizabeth II after she purchased a pair during a visit to Denmark in 1958; as well as the airy and modern Penguin chair (1953). The latter (sometimes referred to as the Shell) features a curved back that embraces the sitter and was originally produced by Petersens in Denmark. It went on to also find great success with the Selig company, which imported and sold thousands of pieces in various iterations (settees, dining chairs, and more in various woods and upholsteries) in the U.S. market starting in the 1950s. Kofod-Larsen’s striking teak and leather-upholstered Sälen (or Seal) easy chairs for OPE (also 1950s).

Kofod-Larsen passed away in 2003. Today, the designer’s pieces have become more frequently collected, in large part due to Kofod-Larsen’s talent for honoring the innate qualities of his chosen materials.  Taken from Pamono