The Penguin Dining Chair is a rare Danish Modern icon designed by Danish furniture designer Ib Kofod-Larsen in 1953.
Light, elegant, sculptural and artistic, the Penguin Dining Chair is a rare Danish Modern icon designed by Danish furniture designer Ib Kofod-Larsen in 1953. When it was launched in the United States, the chair was also called the Ib Kofod-Larsen Chair – and has therefore become Kofod-Larsen’s signature.
The proportions with the slightly oversize seat and back, the large organically shaped shell in contrast to the petite, slender frame have a naivety about them. But at the same time, The Penguin Dining Chair is a sophisticated, bold chair with plenty of personality – an all-round chair, yet anything but ordinary. Its penguin-shaped flippers on the back of the chair are typical of Ib Kofod-Larsen’s simple and honest aesthetics. The back moulds its way into the body to ensure comfort and support as well as a unique sitting experience. The Penguin Dining Chair is perfect for both the home and public spaces.
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. A celebration of materials and form, the chair stands out among many other mid-century Danish designers because of Kofod-Larsen’s talent for honouring the inherent qualities of the materials.
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.
The Penguin chairs are crafted to last from high quality materials. However, all our products are covered by a standard 2-year warranty. Receive an extended 10-year warranty by registering your product. Your unique product ID can be found on the plated tag on each design.
H: 74 cm / 29,13” — SH: 42 cm / 16,54”
W: 56 cm / 22,05” — D: 85 cm / 33,46”
Powder coated steel, curved wood, curved oiled natural oak veneer or oiled walnut veneer, foam and upholstery
Walnut shell with black or cognac leather are quickship variants so please expect 3-4 weeks to receive these when in-stock. All other variants have a 16 week leadtime!