Illum Wikkelsø Pair of Lounge Chairs in Teak and Grey Orange Upholstery
Illum Wikkelsø, pair of lounge chairs, fabric, teak, Denmark, 1950s
Comfortable lounge chairs by Danish designer Illum Wikkelsø. The shape of the chair is characterized by the high backrest that floats over into the low, pointy armrests. The tapered legs in teak lift the lounge chair up in a fierce manner.
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 we advise reupholstery before use. This item might contain some threadbare upholstery with loose seams and small 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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