Ib Kofod-Larsen was educated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and throughout his life was very active in furniture design. He was an exuberant designer, actively designing for the furniture industry as well as for smaller cabinetmakers throughout Copenhagen.

Kofod-Larsen created industrial and furniture designs, reflective of the Scandinavian trend towards organic, functional style. He enjoyed commercial success in Denmark throughout the 50s and 60s, with his sideboards by Faarup winning him immediate recognition. He participated in many competitions for Danish craftsmen and won various awards including Gold Prize at the HOLMEGAARDS glass competition. One of his most famous works is the Elizabeth Chair (IL-01) created in 1956. In the early sixties, Kofod Larsen designed a range for G-plan in the United Kingdom.

His use of wooden materials and clean modern design makes all of his pieces timeless and classic, adaptable to modern and traditional environments.