This is a beautiful Danish dining table, designed by Ib Kofod Larsen and manufactured in Denmark by Christian Linneberg in the 1960s. This elegant table features two large leaves, stored underneath the table top, that can be placed upon the extending ‘arms’ that are hidden within the ends of the table and slide out when needed. This clever design makes the table more aesthetically pleasing as, when it is unextended, there is no break across the table’s middle where traditionally the two halves of table would meet. The top has a beautiful wood grain above the round, tapered legs. The table can be extended in two stages, allowing 3 different lengths to be set.
Furniture designer Ib Kofod-Larsen was born Denmark in 1921 and studied at the Danish Royal Academy in Copenhagen. In 1948, he won the Holmegaard glass competition as well as an annual award from the Danish Cabinetmakers Guild. The latter drew the attention of Danish furniture manufacturer Faarup Møbelfabrik, and Kofod-Larsen went on to create some of his most beautiful works for the company during the 1950s. He also designed furniture for several other leading midcentury manufacturers, both at home and abroad, including Christensen & Larsen, Bovenkamp, Petersens, and Fredericia Furniture.
Kofod-Larsen frequently worked with gorgeous woods, such as teak and rosewood, as well rich leathers. Clean, sculptural lines characterize much of his work. Notable designs include the U-56 or Elizabeth Chair (1956), composed of a light teak frame and upholstered leather that was purported to have been named for England’s Queen Elizabeth II after she purchased a pair during a visit to Denmark in 1958; as well as the airy and modern Penguin chair (1953). Kofod-Larsen’s striking teak and leather-upholstered Sälen (or Seal) easy chairs for OPE (also 1950s) have become increasingly popular on the vintage market in recent years. Today, his pieces have become highly collectable, in large part due to Kofod-Larsen’s talent for honoring the innate qualities of his chosen materials.
The table top and legs are in super condition as we’ve had them refinished to a high standard by a professional furniture restorer.
Table Dimensions : H73 x D90 x W165 / 215 / 265cm