Croissant Sofa and Lounge Chair
The Croissant Sofa and Lounge Chair, by midcentury Danish architect and designer Illum Wikkelsø (1919–1999), represent an elegant and playful take on the traditional typology of the Chesterfield sofa and club chair. GUBI has gone back to Wikkelsø’s original 1962 design, embracing its sculptural and dramatic presence, coveted organic curves, and sublime craftsmanship.
Wikkelsø believed that a chair was not just for sitting upright, but that it should be comfortable no matter the angle at which you sit – or even lie down. He believed that furniture should be built to last, to indulge the body and to please the eye. Wikkelsø worked with clean lines, but also had a strong sense of organic expression. His deep understanding of form was coupled with a commitment to exemplary levels of functionality and ergonomics.