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Three Knitting arm chairs with sheepskin upholstery

Knitting lounge chair by Ib Kofod-Larsen via Menu

Dezeen Showroom: Danish brand Menu has relaunched the mid-century Knitting lounge chair by furniture designer Ib Kofod-Larsen with contemporary sheepskin upholstery.

Menu's reissue of the Knitting chair is intended to put "a modern spin on the iconic design", which was developed by Kofod-Larsen in 1951.

In addition to the updated sheepskin upholstery, the low-slung seat is now also available with a natural oak, dark-stained oak or walnut frame.

Lounge chair by Ib Kofod-Larsen with sheepskin upholstery
Menu has reissued the mid-century Knitting chair

The Knitting chair was originally designed as a limited edition piece, which makes it a sought-after collector's item.

It is distinguished by the distinctive cut-outs in its backrest, allowing users to rest their elbows while knitting.

The side profile of a Knitting lounge chair
It features cut-outs that double as armrests

The chair features a gently curved seat and slanted back, which Kofod-Larsen designed for optimal comfort, while the compact, triangular frame makes it ideally suited to small spaces.

Its new sheepskin upholstery is available in three shades, but for a more traditional look the chair is also available with leather upholstery in three colours.

A pair of oak lounge chairs with sheepskin upholstery
Sheepskin puts a "modern spin" on the 1950s design

"Offering optimal sitting comfort and handmade in Sweden by skilled craftspeople using a careful combination of traditional and modern craftsmanship techniques, the Knitting chair's masterful proportion and unexpected, sculptural form bring personality to any room – and a sense of timeless design of the highest quality," Menu explained.

Product: Knitting chair
Designer: Ib Kofod-Larsen
Brand: Menu
Contact: [email protected]

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Three lounge chairs with sheepskin upholstery
A pair of Knitting chairs by Ib Kofod-Larsen