February 5, 2007

Celebrity Buys Mid-Century Rocker By Ib Kofod-Larsen!


Add the awesomely named Ib Kofod-Larsen to my list of Danish Designers I Should Have But Never Have Heard Of. [I know who Ub Iwerks is, though; do I get half credit?]

Alls I know is, design guru Grace Bonney, the eyes and brains behind Design*Sponge, had been saving up to buy one of Kofod-Larsen's wrought iron, molded ply, and cushion rocking chairs, and now she got it. So it's apparently worth skipping a hundred coffees for, at least.

The design's from 1950, but you knew that just by looking. The Surfing Cowboys of Venice had another Kofod-Larsen rocker, a later model from 1955, with more cushions and a more traditionally Danish, sleek teak vibe to it. If I were rocking a crying kid to sleep, my gut--and back--would probably go with the Cowboys, but I've learned to trust Grace's instincts on stuff like this.

Search eBay for Ib Kofod-Larsen furniture [ebay]
Rock and Roll [designsponge]
Rocker by Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1950, 2001 auction est. $300-500 [architonic]
Danish Rocker by Ib Kofod-Larsen SOLD [surfingcowboys]

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