GUBI | Croissant Lounge Chair
Ships in 10-12 weeks
The Croissant 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 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. He redefined these classic pieces for a more relaxed audience emerging in the optimism of the 1960s. The distinctive ‘croissant’ shape reflects the same ingenuity and sense of humor that saw him mount a sail onto his bicycle for speedier travel as a child.
GUBI has gone back to Wikkelsø’s original 1962 design, embracing its sculptural and dramatic presence, coveted organic curves, and sublime craftsmanship. The characteristic ‘croissant’ form – named for its playful reference to the iconic French breakfast pastry – is created with meticulously hand-stitched flat-piping in the fabric version and leather piping in the leather version to achieve the complex curves required. The craftsmanship this demonstrates is in keeping with Wikkelsø’s legacy as a trained cabinet maker.
*Please allow 10-12 weeks for lead time.