Ib Kofod Larsen Furniture
Brief history and description
Ib Kofod-Larsen's work became increasingly desirable during the 1950s and 1960s, and typically featured organic and minimalist design that was tailored specifically for the Swedish market (as he designed storage and seating items in Sweden during the 1960s).
His furniture items are usually made of rosewood and palisander, and some of the many items he designed include chairs, sideboards, daybeds, bookcases, secretary desks, cabinets and much more.
Ib Kofod-Larsen's teak and leather lounge chairs are worth between $2,600 and $2,700, while his teak and vinyl lounge chairs are worth as much as $1,700.
One Ib Kofod-Larsen rosewood and leather Elizabeth chair is worth as much as $18,000, and his leather and maple settees are worth around $10,000.
However, a teak and wool Ib Kofod-Larsen Elizabeth chair that comes with a matching ottomon is worth around $6,500, while a pair of Kofod-Larsen leather and teak chairs that come with matching ottomans are worth around $9,000.
One of Ib Kofod-Larsen's rosewood cabinets is worth between $2,700 and $4,500.
Treadway Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio sold a round, teak Ib Kofod-Larsen dining table for $275 in September of 2010.
Tory Hill Auctions in Raleigh, North Carolina sold a rosewood Ib Kofod-Larsen bookcase with two glass doors for $300 in April of 2011.
Guide for collectors
Ib Kofod-Larsen's rosewood and leather Elizabeth chairs are considered to be the most rare and valuable among collectors. Kofod-Larsen's sideboards that were produced by Faarup in Denmark during the 1960s are popular among collectors as well.
Restoration of an Ib Kofod-Larsen furniture item is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. (However, restoring an Ib Kofod-Larsen furniture item may decrease its value).
For more information regarding Ib Kofod-Larsen furniture items, visit Architonic or Retro Modern Design.
(All values based on auction results from Liveauctioneers.com)