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V11 Lounge chair
Illum Wikkels√ł, 1965

V11 Lounge chair Illum Wikkels√ł, 1965
V11 Lounge chair Illum Wikkels√ł, 1965

Originally designed in 1965 for furniture manufacturer Holger Christiansen, the V11 armchair has become one of Wikkels√ł's most successful creations, generating demand worldwide. It can be found everywhere from the office of the President of Japan to the palace of the King of Saudi Arabia, and has maintained an unwavering appeal among collectors and design enthusiasts in the ten years since its launch.

¬†The V11 chair is a testament to Illum Wikkels√ł's resolutely modern, avant-garde style, but it's only when you sit in it that its exceptional craftsmanship and dedication to physical comfort and flexibility become immediately and irresistibly evident.

The success of the V11 chair is due in no small part to its build quality and distinctive design. The trapezoidal body rests on four tapering solid wood legs, in the shape of an inverted pyramid that echoes the angular contours of the armrests and backrest. This gives it a clearly defined, resolutely modernist silhouette, while retaining the look of a classic lounge chair. 

A gifted cabinetmaker, Wikkels√ł often created furniture with a highly complex construction, and the V11 armchair is no exception. Every element had to be handcrafted and, due to the unusual shape of the chair's body, the upholstery fastener had to be placed visibly at the top rather than concealed at the bottom. Giving it a seamless piped edge therefore requires the utmost upholstery skills, as any imperfections would be clearly exposed.

The wooden frame and legs are made of FSC¬ģ-certified solid oak or walnut (FSC¬ģ-C176589). The seat features a spring system supporting four removable feather-filled cushions, ensuring comfort on all sides. It's a chair you can sink into and stay in for hours. The V11 pouf's unique cushion can be easily removed for cleaning.

Materials FSC¬ģ-certified solid oak or walnut legs, feather cushion

Lounge chair 96 x 94 x H84 cm ‚Äď Seat height 41cm
Ottoman 64 x 45 x H35 cm

Limonta Forli 27 fabric + walnut base

V11 Lounge chair Illum Wikkels√ł, 1965
V11 Lounge chair Illum Wikkels√ł, 1965

Ottoman

Lounge chair

Smooth Cream leather + walnut base

V11 Lounge chair Illum Wikkels√ł, 1965
V11 Lounge chair Illum Wikkels√ł, 1965

Ottoman

Lounge chair

Smooth Coffee leather + walnut base

V11 Lounge chair Illum Wikkels√ł, 1965
V11 Lounge chair Illum Wikkels√ł, 1965

Ottoman

Lounge chair

Customize your V11 Lounge chair and Ottoman

V11 Lounge chair Illum Wikkels√ł, 1965
V11 Lounge chair Illum Wikkels√ł, 1965

Lounge chair

Ottoman

V11 Lounge chair Illum Wikkels√ł, 1965
V11 Lounge chair Illum Wikkels√ł, 1965

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.