Illum Wikkelsø

Danish, 1919 - 1999
Illum Wikkelsø (1919-1999) was a Danish furniture designer who played a significant role in the Danish modernist movement. He was born in Denmark and trained as a cabinetmaker before studying furniture design at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen.
Wikkelsø began his career as a furniture designer in the 1940s, and quickly gained recognition for his innovative designs. His furniture was characterized by its clean lines, simplicity, and functionality, and he often used natural materials such as wood and leather.
Wikkelsø designed a wide range of furniture, including chairs, sofas, and tables, many of which are still produced today. His most iconic designs include the "V11" chair, the "Capella" sofa, and the "Oculus" chair.
Wikkelsø's designs were highly influential in the Scandinavian design movement, and his work was exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. Today, his furniture is highly sought after by collectors and design enthusiasts, and his legacy continues to inspire contemporary designers.
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