The Penguin chair from Icons by Menu is available in three options; Lounge Chair, Dining Chair and Rocking Chair. This Icon was designed by Danish designer Ib Kofod-Larsen in 1953.
The Penguin Lounge Chair
The Penguin Lounge Chair is a mid-century masterpiece. Reclining and harmonious, but with plenty of boldness, it is characterised by calmness and balance. Sitting in this deep, low chair feels comfortable and safe. The chair embraces you.
When furniture designer Ib Kofod-Larsen designed the Penguin Chair in 1953, he focused on the person who was to sit in it. Its curved back and angled seat cradle the body, and its otherwise remarkably straightforward design provides a surprisingly high level of comfort. The Penguin Lounge Chair has a graphic purity that enables it to interact seamlessly with other furniture pieces.
The Penguin Dining Chair
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.
The Penguin Rocking Chair
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 and has a seat upholstered in fabric or leather against the stringent steel frame.
Contrasting and playful, while being well-proportioned and fully formed, the Ib Kofod-Larsen-designed chair 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.