Illum Wikkelsø Easy Chair in Oak and Leather
Illum Wikkelsø for Mikael Laursen, easy chair model 103, leather and oak, Denmark, 1960s.
This easy chair is a design by Illum Wikkelsø but produced by master-carver and cabinetmaker Mikael Laursen. The leather is attached to the frame and nonchalantly drapes across the frame, a feature that contributes to the chair's ergonomic quality. The chair is comfortable as the leather supports the body, the weight creates natural dent in the leather.
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.
Please note that this item is in used condition and the leather shows signs of wear and use and patina. Reupholstery can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsmen and -women in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece contains 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.
VAT within the EU: When buying or delivering an item within the EU, VAT usually applies and will be added.