Set of 8 or 10 Ib Kofod Larsen chairs G Plan Danish Design
Ib Kofod Larsen designed these chairs along with most of the G Plan Danish Design range in c 1962 , and they were produced for only 4 or 5 years . The Danish Design range was a premium range and included at least 4 different chair designs . This model has a rosewood veneered back , but as with much of the rosewood used by G Plan it doesn’t have a striking grain , so it’s more to do with the contrast of the darker backs with the lighter teak than a showy grain .
Most people in the 1960s only bought 4 or 6 chairs even though the matching table is an 8/10 seater as you’ll see so it’s extremely hard to find a large set like this . We had a set of 4 that came with a table a couple of years ago , then recently bought a set of 6 . The grain on all 10 was very similar , so once cleaned they all match perfectly . All needed re-upholstery , so we’ve had them all done to match in a blue fabric .
We recently cleaned and oiled the matching G Plan Danish Design table which came with 8 later G Plan chairs , so there is a rare chance to buy a full set . We even currently have an Ib Kofod Larsen G Plan sideboard in stock !
All the chairs have been checked and re-glued where necessary , the frames have been totally cleaned and oiled so they’re in great condition , and the lovely design still looks sleek and modern some 55 years after they were designed . When new these chairs sold for over £10 each , which with inflation taken into account is over £200 a chair . This is just based on price inflation .
There are other G Plan dining chairs which are often wrongly described as being designed by Ib Kofod Larsen . You’ll find some even on First Dibs with the attribution , but only those that are shown in the original G Plan catalogues and have the G Plan Danish Design gold stamp are truly his designs . He was a highly successful designer and definitely influenced other ranges that were designed by G Plan’s own in-house designers such as the highly talented Victor Wilkins .
We can sell the table with 8 chairs for £1600 and with 10 chairs for £1750 .