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CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa
Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960

CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960

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

Wikkels√ł 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 ‚Äď symbol of pleasure and art of French living ‚Äď 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.

Wikkels√ł 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.


CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960

Materials wooden frame - legs in FSC certified oiled solid oak or oiled solid walnut - polyurethane foam
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 & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960

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CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960

Croissant Lounge chair ‚Äď Smilla 002 fabric (price group E) / oak legs

CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960

3-seater sofa Croissant ‚Äď Smilla 002 fabric (price group E) / oak legs

CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960

Croissant Lounge chair ‚Äď Smilla 002 fabric (price group E) / walnut legs

CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960

Croissant 3-seater sofa ‚Äď Smilla 002 fabric (price group E) / walnut legs

CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960

Croissant Lounge chair ‚Äď Chamois 1708 leather (price group F) / oak legs

CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960

Croissant 3-seater sofa ‚Äď Chamois 1708 leather (price group F) / oak legs

CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960

Croissant Lounge chair ‚Äď Chamois 1708 leather (price group F) / walnut legs

CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960

Croissant 3-seater sofa ‚Äď Chamois 1708 leather (price group F) / walnut legs

CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960

Croissant Lounge chair ‚Äď Zero 12 fabric (price group D) / oak legs

CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960

Croissant Lounge chair ‚Äď Zero 12 fabric (price group D) / walnut legs

CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960
CROISSANT lounge chair & sofa Illum Wikkels√ł, 1960

Illum Wikkels√ł

Illum Wikkels√ł

Danish¬†¬†furniture¬†¬†designer¬†¬†Illum¬†¬†Wikkels√ł¬†¬†(1919‚Äď1999)¬†¬†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.Wikkels√ł worked with clean lines, but he also had a strong sense of organic expression and was deeply inspired by nature ‚Äď especially the Danish landscape. His profound understanding of form was coupled with¬†¬†a¬†¬†deep¬†¬†commitment¬†¬†to¬†¬†exemplary¬†¬†levels¬†¬†of¬†¬†functionality¬†¬†and¬†¬†ergonomics.Although¬†¬†Wikkels√ł¬†¬†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.