Originally designed in 1951, Danish brand Audo Copenhagen has now revived the Knitting Chair almost 70 years after its original conception. The chair is defined by its clever arm cut-outs that were specifically crafted for resting your elbows when knitting. Even though the chair may not be used solely for knitting today, the cut-outs enable your arms to comfortably rest whilst your body moulds into the chair’s sleek curved back.
The chair improves modern-day living by providing a beautiful relaxing space that enhances a room, whilst adapting to the reality of everyday human needs. The compact triangular frame does not take up too much space, demonstrating the chair’s versatility, working in both smaller and larger living spaces. The Knitting Chair is also available in a beautiful sheepskin version. Find out more about the Knitting Chair in our Journal.
Ib Kofod-Larsen, born in 1921, was a Danish born architect and furniture designer. Graduating from the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, he opened his own studio in 1948. Kofod-Larsen's prolific body of work has enshrined him alongside other mid-century masters like Kaare Klint, Hans J. Wegner, and Borge Mogensen.
Kofod-Larsen's lifetime work demonstrates simplicity of line coupled with the use of comfortable materials, whilst he worked particularly closely with his craftsman in order to ensure the quality of every product he designed. Many of his designs became particularly sought-after during the 1950's and 60's, again becoming popular in more recent years due to the upsurge in demand for high quality Scandinavian modernist furniture.