In 1956, the Danish furniture architect Ib Kofod-Larsen got an assignment from the Swedish furniture maker OPE Möbler 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 is the Seal, which comes as two armchairs – one low back and one high back - and one two seater sofa.
Now Brdr. Petersen in Aarhus re-launches this elegant piece of furniture.
The Seal is available with upholstery in fabric or leather with frame in oak, walnut or teak.
Ib Kofod-Larsen (1921-2003) belongs to the same generation as his more famous colleagues Hans J. Wegner and Børge Mogensen, and like them he took the journey from carpentry to architectural school.
From the late 1940s, he designed a number of startling furniture for Cabinetmakers Guild exhibitions.
Ib Kofod-Larsen has not achieved the same fame in his home country as many of his colleagues. This is probably due to the
fact that his furniture has been produced and sold by various producers outside Denmark, mainly USA, UK and Sweden.
Brdr. Petersens Polstermøbelfabrik - Gammelsøvej 65 - 8260 - Viby J - Denmark