The Danish furniture designer Ib Kofod-Larsen was one of the most popular designers in the local and then later on, the international, spheres. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Denmark and carved out a name for creating visually elegant and compelling organic furniture designs that have become increasingly coveted over the years.
Ib Kofod-Larsen’s Shell Chair (1950; Napoli Lounge Chair) is uniquely aesthetically pleasing to the eye, with a one-piece curved backrest extending into small winged armrests. The chair itself is slightly tilted to increase the comfort level of the user further and looks especially arresting from the side, resembling an easel of sorts. In contrast, the back view of the chair is almost austere in looks.
The chair shown above is a replica.
Illustrious Norwegian interior designer Fredrik Kayser’s Model 711 (1960; Emerson Sofa in various armchair or seater options) stands out amongst his body of award-winning work and has retained its light, timeless looks over the years, fitting in both traditional and contemporary decors.
Charles and Ray Eames' Molded Plastic Chairs (1948-1950) were the first plastic chairs to be industrially manufactured, including the Desmond Chair, the Rada Armchair and the Maja Rocking Chair with its uncovered, cup-like seats and iconic wood and wire rocker bases.
The Panton Chair (1957-1967; S Chair) by experimental Danish designer Verner Panton is part of the Danish Culture Canon and has withstood the vicissitudes of popularity over time, in part thanks to supermodel Kate Moss who posed nude on it on the cover of British Vogue.