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The Penguin Lounge Chair is a rare Danish Modern icon designed by Danish furniture designer Ib Kofod-Larsen in 1953.

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The Penguin Lounge Chair

The Penguin Lounge Chair is a mid-century masterpiece. Reclining and harmonious, but with plenty of boldness, it is characterised by calmness and balance. Sitting in this deep, low chair feels comfortable and safe. The chair embraces you.

When furniture designer Ib Kofod-Larsen designed the Penguin Chair in 1953, he focused on the person who was to sit in it. Its curved back and angled seat cradle the body, and its otherwise remarkably straightforward design provides a surprisingly high level of comfort. The Penguin Lounge Chair has a graphic purity that enables it to interact seamlessly with other furniture pieces.

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Ib Kofod-Larsen’s furniture exudes dignity. Beautiful silhouettes and sculptural, organic lines and curves are shaped from solid natural oak or walnut into the timeless Penguin Chair that delights with its beauty and function.

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A celebration of materials and form, the chair stands out among many other mid-century Danish designers because of Kofod-Larsen’s talent for honouring the inherent qualities of the materials.
A celebration of materials and form, the chair stands out among many other mid-century Danish designers because of Kofod-Larsen’s talent for honouring the inherent qualities of the materials.

The Penguin Chair is synonymous with considered and lasting design, crafted from high-quality materials that add character and durability. The slightly oversized curved back and angled seat of the Penguin Chair cradle the body and provide a surprisingly high level of comfort in the otherwise very simple design.

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Warranty

The Penguin chairs are crafted to last from high quality materials. However, all our products are covered by a standard 2-year warranty. Receive an extended 10-year warranty by registering your product. Your unique product ID can be found on the plated tag on each design.

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Ib Kofod-Larsen

Architect Ib Kofod-Larsen (1921-2003) had a successful career in the 1950s and 1960s when Danish design was flourishing across the world, transforming the simple and straightforward into unusually elegant furniture. He had an exceptional understanding of materials and an eye for the potential of the wood and the quality of the raw materials he used.

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His furniture is sophisticated and well-proportioned with beautiful silhouettes and sculptural, organic lines and curves.

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Today he is called one of the most underrated – but most exciting – names on the Danish design scene. And one of the greatest design brains Denmark ever had.

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Learn more about Ib Kofod-Larsen

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Dimensions

H: 74 cm / 29,13”SH: 47 cm / 18,5”

W: 56 cm / 22,05”D: 64 cm / 25,2”

Materials

Powder coated steel, curved wood, curved oiled natural oak veneer or oiled walnut veneer, foam and upholstery

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