Ib Kofod Larsen one of Denmark’s most prolific Mid-Century designers
Ib Kofod Larsen ( 1921-2003 ) was one of Denmark’s most successful designers around 1955-1970 and unlike other top Danish names he was designing for British, American and Swedish makers as well as a number of Danish companies.
From around 1950 onwards he designed numerous pieces for Christensen & Larsen including the fantastic Elizabeth chairs and sofa which today can sell for 5 figure sums. Other Danish makers he designed for were Faarup, Brande, Fredericia, Fritz Hansen, Slagelse as well as a few others! His designs for OPE of Sweden are also worth looking for, we’ve currently got a teak footstool in stock and had some lovely chairs in the past which we’ve sourced in Sweden.
In the UK Ib Kofod Larsen is best known for his lovely designs for G Plan that was called the Danish Design range which was produced from around 1962 to 1967. You’ll often find pieces from this range on this and our other website www.vintageretro.co.uk.
The main pieces we sometimes find in the UK are his top quality sideboards made by Faarup as well as later ones which are not as nice a quality made by Seffle of Sweden for whom he designed in the early 1970s .
We recently were lucky to find a beautiful Danish teak chest of drawers that only had a 1960s Danish Furniture Control inset button label . At first we trawled through many images on a Google picture search for Danish 1960s teak chests of drawers with no success . Another search in the Danish Furniture Index on their Design Museum website also yielded no matches , but then in one of books there it was . It’s a design from around 1961 for Brande Mobelfabrik .
The featured image is a lovely chair that we have that needs re-upholstery which is by a small little known maker . It’s not cheap, but it is rare and it will look spectacular when done in a new fabric. We prefer to let customers choose their own fabric or indeed fabrics as you can go for a typical 1950s /60s two tone upholstery where the seat pad and back rest are different matching or contrasting colours.