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CROISSANT
lounge chair & sofa

design Illum Wikkelsø, 1960

The Croissant Sofa and Lounge Chair, by midcentury Danish architect and designer Illum Wikkelsø, represent an elegant and playful version of the traditional typology of the Chesterfield sofa and club chair.

Wikkelsø liked to repeat that a seat shouldn't just be used to sit properly, with your torso straight, but it should also be comfortable no matter which angle you sit in - or even lie down. With this in mind, he wanted to revise the classic Chesterfield to adapt it to an era, the 1960s, of optimism and relaxation.

The evocative shape of the Croissant – symbol of pleasure and art of French living – is obtained thanks to a flat piping meticulously sewn by hand in the fabric version, and to leather piping in the leather version, so as to obtain the required complex curves.

Wikkelsø was also a skilled cabinetmaker, and his taste for wood can be found in the oiled walnut or FSC-certified oak frame with a slight backward inclination.


Materials wooden frame - legs in FSC certified oiled solid oak or oiled solid walnut - polyurethane foam and feather padding
Dimensions Armchair W99 x D88 x H67 cm Sofa (3-seater) W230 x D88 x H67 cm

Seat height 46 cm Seat depth 56 cm

Croissant lounge chair
fabric or fabric

oak or walnut base
from 3475 €

Croissant sofa
fabric
oak or walnut base
from 6959 €

Croissant sofa
fabric
oak or walnut base
from 8959 €

Free samples (against deposit)
95 €

> Explore the Fabrics & Leathers

Examples

Croissant Lounge Chair - oak base
Dedar Smilla 002 fabric (price group E)

5459 €

Croissant Sofa (3-seater) - oak base
Dedar Smilla 002  fabric (price group E)

10 899 €

Croissant Lounge Chair - walnut base
Dedar Smilla 002 fabric (price group E)

5459 €

Croissant Sofa (3-seater) - walnut base
Dedar Smilla 002 fabric (price group E)

11 899 €

Croissant Lounge Chair - oak base
Chamois 1708 leather (price group F)

5959 €

Croissant Sofa (3-seater) - oak base
Chamois 1708 leather (price group F)

12 899 €

Croissant Lounge Chair - walnut base
Chamois 1708 leather (price group F)

5959 €

Croissant Sofa (3-seater) - walnut base
Chamois 1708 leather (price group F)

12 899 €

Croissant Lounge Chair - oak base
Sahco Zero 12 fabric (
price group D)

4959 €

Croissant Lounge Chair - walnut base
Sahco Zero 12 fabric (
price group D)

4959 €

Illum Wikkelsø

Danish  furniture  designer  Illum  Wikkelsø  (1919–1999)  believed  that  furniture  should  be  built  to  last,  to  indulge  the  body  and  to  please  the eye. With his clear design aesthetic and deep understanding of materials, he was one of the key protagonists in making Danish style an international phenomenon.Wikkelsø worked with clean lines, but he also had a strong sense of organic expression and was deeply inspired by nature – especially the Danish landscape. His profound understanding of form was coupled with  a  deep  commitment  to  exemplary  levels  of  functionality  and  ergonomics.Although  Wikkelsø  was  in  many  ways  in  tune  with  the  design  aesthetic of his time, he had both the courage and ability to develop his own innovative style which was often expressive and surprising, but always focused on sublime craftsmanship and attention to detail.