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By Illum Wikkelsø

V11 Lounge Chair

4499 €

First designed in 1965, the V11 Lounge Chair is one of the most revered and highly sought-after seating designs by the leading 20th-century Danish designer Illum Wikkelsø. Like GUBI’s other Wikkelsø design, the V11 is exemplary in craftsmanship and distinctive in form, with an angular trapezoidal body echoed in its signature inverted- pyramid legs in solid wood. Despite these seemingly sharp angles, the V11 is crafted for comfort, exemplifying Wikkelsø’s belief that chairs should accommodate a variety of seating positions. Painstakingly recreated by GUBI using a process of 3D scanning, the V11 family includes a lounge chair and accompanying ottoman, both FSC® certified (FSC®-C176589), and available with an extensive choice of upholstery options, demonstrating the design’s aesthetic versatility.

  • Upholstery:Forli, Limonta (027, Standard)
  • Base Finish:Solid American Walnut (Oiled)
ITEM NO: 10123423
    • Market Compliance:Global
    • Design:V11
    • Product Net Weight Kg:35
    • Gross Weight Kg:36
    • Gross Height Meter:0.9
    • Gross Length Meter:0.98
    • Gross Depth Meter:0.96
  • EXPLORE UPHOLSTERY

First designed in 1965, the V11 Lounge Chair is one of the most revered and highly sought-after seating designs by the leading 20th-century Danish designer Illum Wikkelsø. Like GUBI’s other Wikkelsø design, the V11 is exemplary in craftsmanship and distinctive in form, with an angular trapezoidal body echoed in its signature inverted- pyramid legs in solid wood. Despite these seemingly sharp angles, the V11 is crafted for comfort, exemplifying Wikkelsø’s belief that chairs should accommodate a variety of seating positions. Painstakingly recreated by GUBI using a process of 3D scanning, the V11 family includes a lounge chair and accompanying ottoman, both FSC® certified (FSC®-C176589), and available with an extensive choice of upholstery options, demonstrating the design’s aesthetic versatility.

A WORLDWIDE DARLING

 

Originally designed in 1965 for the furniture maker Holger Christiansen, the V11 went on to become one of Wikkelsø’s most wildly successful designs, generating demand all over the world. It has been featured everywhere from the office of the president of Japan to the palace of the king of Saudi Arabia, and has sustained an unwavering appeal among collectors and design aficionados in every decade since its launch.

INFINITE COMFORT

 

Returned to production by GUBI, the V11 Lounge Chair and Ottoman serves as at-a-glance testimony to Wikkelsø’s forward-thinking, quintessentially modern style as a designer, but it is not until the moment one sits in it that his exceptional craft and dedication to physical comfort and flexibility become immediately, irresistibly clear.

 

Illum Wikkelsø

 

Danish furniture designer Kristian Illum Wikkelsø (1919–1999) believed that furniture should be built to last, to indulge the body and to please the eye. He belonged to a group of designers who represented the Golden Age of Danish design during the 1950s and 1960s. With his clear design aesthetic and deep understanding of materials, he was one of the key protagonists to make Danish design style an international phenomenon.

 

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