The Seal Lounge Chair, Oak-Low Back


Brand : Menu

Designer : Ib Kofod-Larsen


The understated Seal Lounge Chair by Ib Kofod-Larsen combines organic design with exceptional comfort. Well-proportioned with a sculptural silhouette, it was initially designed for the Swedish furniture company Olof Persons Fåtöljindustri in the mid-50s, which invited Kofod-Larsen to produce a chair that would become a commercial success.

Originally named Sälen after the Swedish ski resort, the Seal is considered one of Kofod-Larsen’s most well-known designs. Displaying an angled frame, an inviting seat and a lightness that confutes its stability, the timeless lounge chair demonstrates the designer’s strength in understanding the potential of wood and raw materials.

The chair is available with a low or high back.

Dimensions: H: 73, SH: 40, Arm H: 61, W: 80, D: 77 cm

Materials: Oak or Walnut, plastic, steel, solid beech, plywood,
foam, felt, quilt foam, pocket springs, rubber. The chair is available in choice of 3 fabrics.

Danish-born architect and furniture designer Ib Kofod-Larsen (1921–2003) earned his architecture degree from the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, opening his own studio in Copenhagen in 1948. A prominent figure in Danish Modernism alongside such masters as Kaare Klint, Hans J. Wegner, Børge Mogensen, Finn Juhl and Nanna Ditzel, Kofod-Larsen viewed Scandinavian design not as a regional phenomenon but as part of international modernism. He enjoyed great success internationally, becoming the best-selling Danish architect in the US in the 50s, working with furniture manufacturers in Germany, Sweden, Japan, the US and the UK, and exhibiting throughout Europe and the US.


Menu’s philosophy is simple. Menu wants to make the world better, less complicated, a little bit nicer to wake up to. Collaborating with super-talented designers, they make objects to be treasured now… and forever. They work with some of the most exciting and driven creative individuals from the worlds of architecture and design to produce high quality design with a crisp Scandinavian look.

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