Defined by an exposed, triangular construction, a gently curved seat and back ideally pitched for relaxation, and distinctive cut-outs for resting the elbows when reading (or, of course, knitting), the Knitting Chair affirmed Kofod-Larsen’s reputation as a master of proportion and unexpected, sculptural form. It was put into production – but only as a limited edition. Since then, the elegant, inventive design has become an increasingly valuable and sought-after collector’s item.
The Knitting Chair is beautiful from every angle, making it easy to place anywhere in a room. Given the chair’s enveloping comfort, it has a relatively small footprint, which makes it an easy fit in compact interiors as well as in more spacious ones. The design also stands out on comfort – the result of Kofod-Larsen’s constant care to ensure ideal angles and lumbar support. The clean, sculptural lines – achieved through the designer’s close work with joiners – and the high-end, natural materials make for an unforgettable, conversation-sparking silhouette.
“Ib’s furniture was rooted in reality,” says the designer’s son, Jan Kofod-Larsen. “He took a lot of pride in his work, and was iterative in the design process, working closely with his manufacturers to get every detail just right. His hope was to create design that would endure, both functionally and aesthetically. So there is a clear parallel with MENU’s design philosophy: the ideal of keeping the best, and leaving the rest. Ib would have been very happy to see that people continue to appreciate his furniture today. And I think he would have enjoyed MENU’s approach and focus on creating for the future while respecting the past.”
- Ib Kofod-Larsen
- Wax Stained Solid Oak & Sand Aniline Leather
- Height: 90.6 cm / 35.7 inch
- Seat Height: 30 cm / 11.8 inch
- Width: 71.3 cm / 28.1 inch
- Depth: 66.9 cm / 26.3 inch
MENU is a Danish design brand with a simple yet significant purpose: to enrich modern living through designs that connect individuals creatively, comfortably and functionally. Since 1978, we have harnessed the skills of top designers and craftspeople around the world to create contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories that are clean, clever and natural, infusing a sense of calm through high-quality materials in minimalist silhouettes. By connecting the dots between home, work and hospitality, our designs redefine how we use space and, ultimately, how we connect to those around us. We like to call it Connected Spaces.