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Knitting Lounge Chair, Natural Oak, Category 1 Leather, Made to Order

by Ib Kofod-Larsen
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Estimated Ship Date On or Before 06/20


The Knitting Chair is a Danish design classic created by architect and furniture designer Ib Kofod-Larsen in 1951. It is now offered by Danish design brand MENU in three finishes: Gray Textile, Gray Leather and Cognac Leather. The lounge chair unites innovative form with traditional craftsmanship, bringing beautiful materials and details, calm, natural tones, and an expressive presence to modern spaces.The Knitting Chair is a true classic. 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, the Knitting Chair affirmed Kofod-Larsen’s reputation as a master of proportion and unexpected, sculptural form. 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 even in compact interiors.

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. “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.”

MENU's philosophy is to produce high quality design pieces with a modern, soft minimalist look.

Knitting Chair, Natural Oak, Cognac Leather, Made to Order, by Ib Kofod-Larsen for MENU
- Classic Scandinavian design
- Natural Oak, Plywood, Foam
- Nevotex leather Dakar 0250 (Aniline Leather)
- Contact us for other Leather options and colors
- W 28.1" x H 35.7" x D 26.3", Seat height 11.8"
- Made in Sweden


Natural Oak, Plywood, Foam, Nevotex leather Dakar 0250 (Aniline Leather)
1 box 37.4"x31.5"x29.5"
24.3 lbs
W 28.1" D 26.3" H 35.7" Seat H 11.8"


Ib Kofod-Larsen
Ib Kofod-Larsen

Danish-born architect and furniture designer Ib Kofod-Larsen (1921–2003) earned his architecture degree from the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, opening his own studio in Copenhagen in 1948. A prominent figure in Danish Modernism alongside such masters as Kaare Klint, Hans J. Wegner, Børge Mogensen, Finn Juhl, and Nanna Ditzel, Kofod-Larsen viewed Scandinavian design not as a regional phenomenon but as part of international modernism. He designed for several leading midcentury manufacturers, both in Denmark and abroad. Larsen's great success internationally, placed him as the best-selling Danish architect in the US in the 50s, working with furniture manufacturers in Germany, Sweden, Japan, the US, and the UK, and exhibiting throughout Europe and the US. Kofod-Larsen frequently worked with resplendent woods, such as teak and rosewood, including rich leathers. Clean, sculptural lines characterize much of his pristine work. In 2003, Kofod-Larsen passed away and the designer's pieces have become collector items, due to his undeniable talent for honoring the innate qualities of his carefully chosen materials.