Ib Kofod Larsen teak sideboard for G Plan Danish Design range . C 1962 the Danish Design range coming soon
Designed by Ib Kofod Larsen in about 1962 this beautiful design in teak with rosewood faced handles was one of the three sizes that was available . This one at 6ft 6 ” or 198cms was the medium sized model .
In the 1963 G Plan Danish catalogue it was priced at £61 10 shillings , which is equivalent to around £1200 today . It was around 20% more expensive than the more common standard ranges at the time , so sold in far fewer numbers . It’s more stylish than the usual G Plan sideboards , and the detailing and finish on the drawers is noticeably better .
As with most of these sideboards the G Plan Danish gold impressed mark with Ib Kofod Larsen signature is found on the underside of an internal shelf !
We think they still offer great value in the UK as nothing of this standard of quality of design and manufacture would be available today new in the shops for even half of the £1200 that inflation takes the original price to . Such is the decline of craftsmanship of this quality , and the timbers and veneers available in the UK today .
With this design the drawers are always a little lighter than the rest of the carcase . The contrast between the rosewood finish of the handle will be improved on re-polishing . There are no obvious heat or water marks or bad scratches , just minor signs of wear and use that you have to expect with vintage furniture that’s been used , but not abused ! Sometimes the handles on this model can get damaged over the years , as with the one in the photos , but the one that we are now selling has no such problem .
NOT THIS ONE BUT ANOTHER JUST ARRIVED which is awaiting a light clean and oil . We will then upload new photos .
Dimensions: 198 cms long