The characteristic ‘croissant’ form – named for its playful reference to the iconic French breakfast pastry – makes a confident statement with a sense of humor in any interior space and works well as a standalone focal piece or in combination with other bold selections.
The Croissant Sofa represent an elegant and playful take on the traditional typology of the Chesterfield sofa and club chair. 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 redefined these classic pieces for a more relaxed audience emerging in the optimism of the 1960s.
Illum Wikkelsø (1919–1999) believed that furniture should be built to last, to indulge the body and to please the eye. He 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. Having studied under the ‘father of modern Danish design’, Kaare Klint, Wikkelsø always focused on sublime craftsmanship and attention to detail, but also had both the courage and ability to develop his own innovative style.