Bowing in 1953 and regarded as a Midcentury masterpiece, The Penguin Lounge Chair is characterized by its bold contours, a signature of Danish designer Ib Kofod-Larse. Its curved back and angled seat bring a feeling of calm and comfort, with its decidedly straightforward elements crafted in oak or walnut with an airy steel framework. A+R is among the select retailer partners for this Audo Icons reissue.
- 29.1" h x 22" w x 25.2" d (74x56x64cm)
- Seat height: 16.5" (42cm)
- Arm height: 23.3" (59.3cm)
Powder-coated steel, plywood, oak or walnut veneer
Good design is as much about tradition as it is evolution, and the 2023 launch of Audo Copenhagen signals a new era in products and experience for a trio of favorite Danish brands: the furniture, lighting and accessories of Menu and By Lassen, and the experiential space The Audo. Together, they are now branded under the collective Audo.
Audo Copenhagen draws on a century of Scandinavian design, just as its formerly known brands did, from late legends such as the Lassen brothers to modern stars Norm Architects, Jonas Wagell and Afteroom Studio, among others.
The communal space is newly minted as Audo House. It opened in 2019 under the name Menu and as part of the brand transition, came to be known as The Audo. Located in Copenhagen, the newly minted Audo House is a café, restaurant, shop, along with coworking and event facilities and a single residence. And, of course, it is fully appointed with furnishings and lighting from this design resource.
“Audo Copenhagen will offer the same world- class design and collaborations that fans and followers of Menu and By Lassen have come to expect,” says design and brand director Joachim Kornbek Engell-Hansen. Emphasizing the ongoing core values encompassing a sense of community, cooperation and mindful production, the enterprise begins an exciting new chapter of Nordic creative distinction.