Scarce Ib Kofod Larsen rosewood console table Faarup of Denmark
This stylish deceptively simple piece has been cleaned and re-polished as it had some minor marks and signs of wear after some 50 years of careful use . We sourced it directly from the estate of the original owner who will have bought it new in the mid to late 1960s . It retains it’s original silver foil label with the Faarup mark and Danish Furniture Control symbol that was applied by quality makers like Faarup .
Console tables were an unusual piece of furniture back in the 1960s , but this one seems to have been used as a serving table in a dining room . It came with a glass top which had given good protection over the years . Most people concentrated on buying a long sideboard , but this house didn’t have one . Serving tables were an expensive extra so are rarely found . The last Danish one we had was over 12 years ago !
This would make a great hall table , or would be perfect for use as a writing table . Its 115cms wide , 74cms high and 50cms deep .
Ib Kofod Larsen was one of the most prolific and successful Danish designers of his generation . Most Danes at the time only designed for Danish companies , but Ib Kofod Larsen designed for a number of Danish and Swedish companies and was chosen by G Plan in the UK to design a whole range of furniture . He also designed for a US maker in the 1960s , so he was probably the most international of designers of his generation .