Illum Wikkelsø High Back Chair in Mahogany and Forest Green Leather

$1,450.00 USD
$1,450.00 USD

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Illum Wikkelsø, high back chair, mahogany, leather, metal, Denmark, 1950s.

This classic lounge chair by Illum Wikkelsø is a wonderful example of Scandinavian design from the Midcentury period. The unique lines and shapes of the design are striking and the tapered wooden legs complement its shape beautifully. Highly comfortable and qualitative armchair. Forest green leather is used for the upholstery and matches the dark mahogany wooden frame perfectly. Metal studs emphasize the lines of the chair in a dignified manner. The chair has a worldly grandeur yet remain simple and functional at the same time.

Illum Wikkelsø (1919-1999) was 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 Kaare Klints to the soft organic craft by Arne Jacobsen.

Please note that we advise reupholstery before use. This can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsman 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.

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Illum Wikkelsø (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1950s
  • dimensions Height 107 cm Width 62 cm Depth 65 cm
  • dimensions Height 42.13 in. Width 24.41 in. Depth 25.6 in.
  • material Leather Mahogany Metal
  • origin Denmark
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Scandinavian Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Barcode 50112246