Ib Kofod-Larsen Black Seal Lounge Chair, Sweden 1950s (sold)

Ib Kofod-Larsen Black Seal Lounge Chair, Sweden 1950s (sold)


This iconic lounge chair is a true modern classic and together with the Elizabeth chair and the Trol sideboard it belongs to the best works designed by Kofod-Larsen.

The clear lined frame of this chair contrasts beautifully with the angled seating and gives the work an open and very photographical appearance. Due to the well chosen proportions and high quality of the design the Seal chair is very comfortable to sit in, also for longer reading or ipad sessions.

In 1956, the Danish furniture architect Ib Kofod-Larsen received an assignment from the Swedish furniture maker OPE Möbler (Olof Persons Fåtöljindustri) to design a series of “Danish” furniture in order to breathe life into the dying Swedish furniture industry. One of the most prominent pieces of this assignment was the Seal.

About the designer:

Ib Kofod-Larsen was born in 1921 in Denmark. Kofod-Larsen was trained as a cabinetmaker with the highest honours in 1944, and later completed his education as an architect from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1948. His first recognition as a designer came when he won the Holmegaard Glass Competition and received the Danish Cabinetmakers Guild’s annual award. These awards attracted the attention of the Danish furniture manufacturer Faarup Møbelfabrik. During his time at Faarup, he created some of his most beautiful works, like the rosewood Model 66 sideboard, and established himself as a furniture designer. Learn more about Ib Kofod-Larsen.


In wonderful vintage condition; Some dried padding, wood has some small marks, one connection has been restored in the past.


81 cm W x 78 cm D x 73 cm H, seat height: 38 cm


Sweden, 1950's. 


llums Bolighus Center of Modern Design, distributor's catalog, 1961, unpaginated


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