Ib Antoni - Danish design since 1946

Explore Antoni's charming illustrations

Ib Antoni created hundreds of illustrations, and they still spread smiles all over the world - which one is your favourite illustration?

Antoni Tivoli Pendant

The beautiful lamp designed by Ib Antoni in 1968 is now back in production. This version in blue and gold is a completely unique edition made in cooperation with The Tivoli Gardens and their 175th anniversary.

A.C. Perch's Teashop

In cooperation with purveyor to the Royal Danish Court, A.C. Perchs Teashop, we have developed a series of tea tins  Every tin contains a mixture of tea chosen for the specific motive.

Ib Antoni (1929-1973)

He was the man behind many of the well-know Wonderful Copenhagen posters, but also the designer that created posters to organisations as Tivoli, Carlsberg and The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Apart from his extensive work in Denmark, Ib Antoni also brought Danish Design abroad, to international businesses as Volvo, Shell, General Motors, Heinz and also LIFE Magazine, with the iconic posters, that he created during his time in the United States in the late 1950s, where he was also admitted into the exclusive “Society of Illustrators” in New York.

Ib Antoni was born in Esbjerg in Jutland, Denmark in 1929 and grew up in Aarhus, where he was educated as an advertising designer on the advertising agency “Buchtrup’s Klichéfabrik”, after which he was hired by the agency “Harlang & Toksvig”.

It was however in Copenhagen that his career would really progress, and here he became one of the great Danish postwar-“Mad Men”, as he as the art director on some of the greatest advertising campaigns of his time made his humorous and positive stroke known and loved in the entire world.

Ib Antoni originally wanted to be an architect, for which (in spite of the great talent) the childhood home could not financially provide for.

The passion to design never faded, and therefore, in the late 1960s and early 1970s he devoted himself, apart from his work designing posters, to work that could satisfy his interest within the architectonical field. He also made his debut, before his untimely death, within beautiful rug designs, poetical children’s books, colourful textiles, stylish porcelain for Royal Copenhagen and last, but not least, the classical Tivoli lamp, that was reproduced in 2017 by the Danish company “Le Klint”.

Ib Antoni tragically died in a fire caused by a pyromaniac at “Hotel Hafnia” in 1973 only 44 years old.