Illum Wikkelsø 'ML91' Lounge Chair in Oak and Beige Upholstery

$6,700.00 USD
$6,700.00 USD

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Illum Wikkelsø for A. Mikael Laursen, easy chair, model 'ML91', fabric, oak, Denmark, circa 1960

The ML91 lounge chair, a peerless example of Scandinavian Modern design, is the creation of renowned designer Illum Wikkelsø. The chair's form is characterized by a gently tilted backrest, featuring elegantly curved sides, and low armrests, all of which combine to create an ergonomic seating experience. The wooden legs form an elegant cross and elevate the lounge chair with grace and poise. In its entirety, the ML91 lounge chair stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of Danish design, exemplifying the mastery of form, function, and craftsmanship.

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 the fabric contains tears and stains. 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 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 A. Mikael Laursen (Manufacturer) Illum Wikkelsø (Designer)
  • date of manufacture circa 1960
  • dimensions Height 34.26 in. Width 34.65 in. Depth 38.19 in. Seat Height 15.36 in.
  • dimensions Height 87 cm Width 88 cm Depth 97 cm Seat Height 39 cm
  • material Fabric Oak
  • origin Denmark
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Barcode 50113645