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Penguin Rocking Chair

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penguin rocking chair

Design Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1953
Natural oak or walnut veneer, black steel, black ash
Made by Audo

Calm, harmonious and shaped to cradle the body as it sits, the Penguin's straightforward design provides a remarkably high level of comfort. The Penguin Rocking Chair leans towards the American modernists from the 1950s and 1960s. So beautiful that it can be displayed as a work of art in any home, it is open in its construction with a curved back of oak or walnut veneer against the stringent steel frame sitting atop black ash rockers. Contrasting and playful, while being well-proportioned and fully formed, the chair, designed by furniture designer Ib Kofod-Larsen in 1953, is a piece of Danish cultural heritage and design history and maybe more modern than ever before with its beautiful silhouette and sculptural, organic lines and curves.

Ib Kofod-Larsen is the epitome of Danish Modern. His furniture creations sit in the tension field between art and design. Although they have clear references to the mid-century period, they proffer a contemporary aesthetic that makes it difficult to decode whether they were designed then or now. Defined by a simplicity and straightforwardness that belies their complex craft and thoughtful details, Kofod-Larsen's elegant designs are rare examples of Danish furniture at its finest.

This version of the Penguin Rocking Chair features a natural wood veneer seat & back. Please contact Hive Modern to order a version with an upholstered seat or fully upholstered.

22.1" w | 33.5" d | 29.1" h | seat: 16.5" h

$1,270.00 + free shipping
(please allow 14-16 weeks for shipment)
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Developed by uniting Menu, Audo & by Lassen. Audo Copenhagen reflects a century of Danish design tradition and has a modern global outlook that continually evolves. Shaped with purposeful details, quality materials and human needs.

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