Illum Wikkelsø Cubic Lounge Chair in Brown Leather


Illum Wikkelsø, lounge chair, leather, brushed steel, Denmark, 1960s.

This eccentric club chair is well-executed embodying a solid construction. The seating is characterised by clear lines and right-angled shapes that contribute to the chair's sophisticated appearance. The chair has a natural look due to the brown leather tufted cushions designed to provide an ultimate level of comfort. The body rests on four disc-shaped legs executed in brushed steel that give an elegant and light touch to the quite solid chair.

Illum Wikkelsø (1919-1999) was trained as a carpenter and later studied at the School of Arts & 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 Kaare Klints to the soft organic craft by Arne Jacobsen.

Please note that this item is in patinated condition. Minor traces of age and use are visible on the cushions and shell of this lounge chair. Reupholstery is possible before shipping by our experienced craftsman and -women 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 reupholstery is possible as well.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Illum Wikkelsø (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1960s
  • dimensions Height 28.35 in. Width 37.01 in. Depth 33.47 in. Seat Height 17.52 in.
  • dimensions Height 72 cm Width 94 cm Depth 85 cm Seat Height 44.5 cm
  • material Leather Stainless Steel
  • origin Denmark
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 45003058