The Audo Copenhagen Penguin Dining Chair - upholstered seat is a rare Danish Modern icon designed by Danish furniture designer Ib Kofod-Larsen in 1953.
The proportions of the Penguin Dining chair with the slightly oversized seat and back offer a contrast to the slender frame that create a unique and pleasing aesthetic. Its name comes from the penguin-shaped flippers on the back of the chair and are typical of Ib Kofod-Larsen’s simple and honest designs. The back has a clever way of moulding itself into the user's body contours to ensure comfort and support.
Materials: Powder coated steel frame, curved plywood, oiled oak or walnut veneer. The upholstered seat is produced by gluing foam onto the bended plywood shell upon which the textile or leather is mounted. Available in fabrics - Kvadrat Re-Wool (45% new wool worsted, 45% recycled wool, 10% nylon) / Kvadrat Hallingdal (70% New wool, 30% Viscose) or Nevotex Dakar Aniline Leather
Dimensions: Height: 82cm x Width: 56cm x Depth: 57cm (Seat Height: 47cm)
Delivery Time: Around 8 weeks
*** The fabrics shown that are available to buy have been carefully selected by Audo Copenhagen's design team as they work particularly well, many other fabrics are available so do get in touch if you want something different or need fabric samples ***
Ib Kofod-Larsen was a Danish architect and furniture designer who began his design career after gaining an architecture degree from the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen. In 1948, he opened his own design studio and along with many other design icons such as Hans J. Wegner, Kaare Klint, Børge Mogensen and Finn Juhl became an important representative of Danish Modernism. He had lots of international success in the 1950's and became one of the most successful and best-selling designers in Europe and America.