Kristian Illum Wikkelsø is a Danish furniture designer. He belonged to the generation of designers who in the 1950s and 1960s did the Danish Design into a worldwide phenomenon. Wikkelsø was first trained as a carpenter in 1938. Then he studied further at the School of Applied Arts, from which he left in 1941. He was an employee of Jacob Kjær and in duo Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard. In 1954, he created his own studio, Illum Wikkelsø. Over the years, he has taken several different types of furniture, which today have become classics. Among the best known are his rocking chair and recliner model V11.
He has worked with N. Eilersen, Holger Christiansen and Farstrup Sawmill and Stolefabrik. An important partner was CF Christensen, Silkeborg for whom he designed the Plexus series and other light seats