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Illum Wikkelsø 'Apollo' Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Leather

Sale price$8,700.00

Illum Wikkelsø for Ryesberg Møbler, lounge chair with ottoman, model 'Apollo', leather, lacquered wood, Denmark, 1970s

This distinctive lounge set is of high-quality both in terms of functionality and beauty. The seat embraces great comfort due to the ergonomic nature of the deep leather seat which is integrated into a concave-shaped base. The straight and strict frame stands in contrast with the round shape of the seat. This optical effect is emphasized by the deep red color in combination with the black. This set bears witness to Illum Wikkelsø's expertise in materials and construction methods.

Illum Wikkelsø (1919-1999) is trained as a carpenter and later studied at the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen. He first worked for the Danish furniture maker Jacob Kjær and the architect Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard until 1954 when he opened his studio on the outskirts of Aarhus. Here he designed especially simple and elegant seating with great functionality, now considered classics of Danish furniture design. The style of his work varies from Kaare Klint's classicism to the soft organic craft by Arne Jacobsen.

Dimensions ottoman: H 37 W 60.5 D 68 in cm. H 14.57 W 23.82 D 26.77 in.

Please note that this set is in good, used condition. The wooden bases contain damages along the rims. The leather is in patinated condition with traces of wear. Restoration is possible before shipping by our experienced craftspeople in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized restoration is possible as well.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Illum Wikkelsø (Designer) Ryesberg Møbler (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1970s
  • dimensions Height 30.71 in. Width 39.38 in. Depth 41.34 in. Seat Height 16.54 in.
  • dimensions Height 78 cm Width 100 cm Depth 105 cm Seat Height 42 cm
  • material Leather Wood
  • origin Denmark
  • period 1970-1979
  • style Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50113650 + 50113649