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Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953
Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953

Penguin Rocking chair
Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953

The Penguin Rocking Chair is the most playful piece in the Penguin family, which includes a table chair and an lounge chair. It follows in the footsteps of the American modernists of the 1950s and 1960s and is graphic enough to be displayed as a work of art in any room of the house.

The curved oak or walnut veneer seat and backrest can be upholstered in leather or fabric.

Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953

Materials Black painted steel, curved plywood and oak or walnut veneer.
Dimensions 56 × 85 x H74 cm Seat height 42 cm

Pre-composed versions

Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953
Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953
Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953
Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953

Oak

Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953
Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953
Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953
Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953

Walnut

Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953
Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953

Oak + Dakar 0842 leather

Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953
Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953

Oak + Re-wool 448 

Oak + Re-wool 218

Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953
Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953

Oak + Hallingdal 110

Oak + Hallingdal 600

Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953
Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953

Oak + Dakar 0329 leather

Oak + Dakar 0250 leather

Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953
Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953

Walnut + Dakar 0842 leather

Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953
Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953

Walnut + Re-wool 218

Walnut + Re-wool 448 

Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953
Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953

Walnut + Hallingdal 600

Walnut + Hallingdal 110

Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953
Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953

Walnut + Dakar 0250 leather

Walnut + Dakar 0329 leather

Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953
Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953

Dakar 0329 leather

Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953
Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953

Re-wool 218

Re-wool 448

Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953
Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953

Hallingdal 110

Hallingdal 600

Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953
Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953

Dakar 0842 leather

Dakar 0250 leather

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Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953

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Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953

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Rocking chair Penguin  Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953

Ib Kofod-Larse

Architect Ib Kofod-Larsen (1921-2003) enjoyed a successful career in the 1950s and 1960s, when Danish design was flourishing around the world. Much of his extensive catalogue of furniture was designed for the non-Danish market and manufactured abroad. He worked for American, Swedish, British and German companies and furniture manufacturers, and this is perhaps why his furniture is, wrongly, better known abroad than in his native Denmark. 

Ib Kofod-Larsen was part of the movement known as Danish Modernity, but went slightly unnoticed and worked in the shadow of Kaare Klint, Hans J. Wegner, Børge Mogensen, Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl and Nanna Ditzel. Today, he is regarded as one of the most underrated - but also one of the most exciting - names on the Danish design scene. And one of the greatest design minds Denmark has ever had. "His furniture is sophisticated and well-proportioned, with beautiful silhouettes and sculptural, organic lines and curves. Although he felt himself to be a craftsman - and did not take an academic approach to furniture design - there is something poetic and artistic about his creations. The soft lines. The visual lightness. Graphic purity. Free, artistic expression. He was a purist. A man of details. 

At first glance, his furniture may seem simple, but on closer inspection it's full of detail. He is inventive, bordering on engineering. He drew, sculpted, made prototypes, was involved in production and participated in the whole process, right through to every test and launch. He was a creative designer, perhaps one of the greatest designers of the golden age of Danish design. He took an innovative approach. Not just for furniture, but also for the way furniture was thought about. 

First of all, he had an exceptional understanding of materials and an eye for the potential of wood and the quality of the raw materials he used. He often worked with different types of wood, mainly teak and rosewood, in combination with real leather. For Kofod-Larsen, the most important thing was that the furniture was pleasant to the touch and to sit on. To the touch and when you sit on it. For all his chairs, The Penguin, The Seal and Elizabeth Lounge Chair, he focused on the person who was going to sit in them.