Rocking ChairThe Penguin
The Penguin Rocking Chair
The Penguin Rocking Chair leans towards the American modernists from the 1950s and 1960s. So beautiful that it can be displayed as a work of art in any home, it is open in its construction with a curved back of oak or walnut veneer and has a seat upholstered in fabric or leather against the stringent steel frame.
Contrasting and playful, while being well-proportioned and fully formed, the Ib Kofod-Larsen-designed chair is a piece of Danish cultural heritage and design history – and maybe more modern than ever before with its beautiful silhouette and sculptural, organic lines and curves.
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.
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.
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.
His furniture is sophisticated and well-proportioned with beautiful silhouettes and sculptural, organic lines and curves.
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.