Ib Kofod-Larsen trained as a cabinetmaker until 1944, when continued his studies in architecture at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen. After graduation in 1948 Kofod-Larsen opened his own studio and won the Holmegaard Glass Competition as well as the Danish Cabinetmaker’s Guild annual award.
These awards attracted the attention of the Danish furniture manufacturer Faarup Møbelfabrik for which Kofod-Larsen created the rosewood Model 66 sideboard, known to be one of his most prolific pieces. During the 1950’s and 60’s Kofod-Larsen worked with international producers such as British G-Plan and Swedish OPE. In the USA, Kofod-Larsen was the best-selling Danish designer of the 1950’s, where Selig produced his designs.
Kofod-Larsen often worked in teak, rosewood, and leather on chairs, sideboards, and sofas. Of his most known pieces one can mention the Penguin (1953), Seal (1956) and Elizabeth (1956) chairs that were produced by Brøderne Petersen. Ib Kofod-Larsen passed away in 2003 at the age of 82.