Illum Wikkelsø Sofa in Cognac Brown Leather and Oak


Illum Wikkelsø, sofa, model 'V11', leather, oak, Denmark, 1960s

This modern sofa is designed by Illum Wikkelsø and is marked by a clear open layout and the use of neutral materials. The seat and frame are executed in a fine cognac brown leather and supported by tapered legs made of oak. Defined by simplicity, clarity and absence of ornamentation, this piece of furniture is exemplary of Scandinavian Modern Design.

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 filling within the cushions is pulverized. In addition, the leather shows signs of wear and use, such as scratches. Reupholstery and renewing of the filling 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 Illum Wikkelsø (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1960s
  • dimensions Height 28.35 in. Width 83.86 in. Depth 31.5 in. Seat Height 16.54 in.
  • dimensions Height 72 cm Width 213 cm Depth 80 cm Seat Height 42 cm
  • material Leather Oak
  • origin Denmark
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 45016400