Illum Wikkelsö Model ML-90 Three Seater Danish Sofa
A good three seater sofa by Illum Wikkelsö model ML-90 in collaboration with Michael Laursen & Son. Århus ( Denmark).
Newly upholstered in two contrast fabrics, following the original upholstery design that sits on a teak base with A-shaped legs. Spring cushions. Very good condition with minimal ware.
Dimensions 72 cms High (28.1 inches) 206 cms Wide (80.3 inches) 84 cms Deep (32.8 inches)
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Danish architect-designer Illum Wikkelsø (1919-1999), the rich, organic quality of his designs found on the vintage market affirms his status as an active proponent of Scandinavian modernism in the postwar era.
Like most Danish designers at the time, Wikkelsø studied cabinetry, graduating from the Copenhagen School of Arts & Crafts. He later held positions with the cabinetmaker Jacob Kjaer and the architectural firm of Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard-Nielsen. In 1944, Wikkelsø moved to Århus to work as an interior designer.
In 1954, he began designing his own furniture and, a few years later, established a workshop. Like many of his Danish contemporaries—Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl, and Hans Wegner, for example—Wikkelsø’s designs emphasize formal simplicity and biomorphic silhouettes. Wikkelsø’s background in cabinetry engendered in him a profound understanding of materials and an excellent attention to detail. Working with teak and rosewood, he captured delicately sculptural forms. Wikkelsø believed that furniture should be built to last while cradling the body and pleasing the eye.
DUE TO THE CURRENT CRISIS OUR TETBURY SHOWROOM IS CLOSED. WE REMAIN OPEN VIA THE WEBSITE, INSTAGRAM, EMAIL AND TELEPHONE.