An exquisite rosewood secretary desk designed by Ib Kofod Larsen. The top cabinet of this secretary desk opens with a key and folds down to make a desk area. Inside a sliding door moves back and forth to reveal different parts of the shelves. Above are 3 drawers that have a bow tie motif. There are 4 drawers down the right side for your pens, etc. The ridge at the top contains 3 secret drawers that are released by a button pressed from underneath. To contribute even more to its storage value there are 6 large drawers at the bottom of this secretary desk. The wood grains are beautifully matched. This is a very large heavy piece, but visually it sits lightly on its beautifully proportioned legs.
There is an almost invisible and artful veneer repair around the keyhole that has no impact on the quality of its appearance.
Designer: Kofod Larsen
Materials: solid rosewood and rosewood veneer
Size: 49”w x 19”d x 48”h
Condition: Good/excellent vintage condition consistent with age and use. Has invisible veneer repair around the keyhole.
Ib Kofod-Larsen: After graduating from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Denmark, Ib Kofod-Larsen designed industrial products and furniture for G-Plan and Faarup, two of the world’s top furniture companies. His work became increasingly desirable during the 1950s and 1960s, and typically featured organic and minimalist designs. Although his furniture designs were tailored for the Swedish market they were most successful in Denmark. Today his work is highly sought by mid century modern and Danish modern collectors around the world.
His furniture items are often made of rosewood and palisander, and some of the many items he designed include chairs, sideboards, daybeds, bookcases, secretary desks, cabinets and much more. He participated in many competitions for Danish craftsmen at that time, and won various awards including Gold Prize at the HOLMEGAARDS glass competition. One of his most famous works is called the Elizabeth Chair (IL-01) produced in 1956.