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IW3 Chair

Eilersen is celebrating its 120th Anniversary with the launch of a new chair.

The Eilersen name first appeared on the scene in 1895, when a young Niels Eilersen founded a wheelwright shop, which grew over time and changed as new generations took over. Four generations have each developed and expanded upon this fine craftsmanship in their own way: today, EILERSEN is an internationally recognised and respected furniture house with a focus on quality, design and manufacture of sofas, chairs, tables, bookcases and cushions.

120 years have passed and Eilersen is celebrating by launching a wooden dining table and rocking chair. It was wood and woodwork that formed the foundation of the business and even today, it remains a central element of Eilersen’s furniture making.

A wooden chair designed by Kristian Illum Wikkelsø.

Last year Eilersen re-launched the Spider table in several models and in both marble and glass: a collection consisting of dining tables and side tables designed by architect Andreas Hansen. A great table deserves a great chair and so Eilersen has therefore also decided to re-launch a chair with a classic design and great level of comfort, providing comfortable rest for the body.

IW2 and IW3 are the names of both a dining chair and a rocking chair, designed in 1958 by the Danish furniture architect Kristian Illum Wikkelsø. This chair’s comfort and the countless possibilities it represents for painting in a vast array of shades made it the perfect choice. Eilersen decided to spray-coat the IW2 and IW3 in eight colours from the graphic shades between white and black and in matte pastels. And two in oak – one in nature, clear lacquered, matte and one in nature, oiled. The simple expression of form inherent to these chairs and their straightforward design means they will match any interior, table or sofa.

Available standard colours and material:
Beech, lacquered, matt in black, ivory, charcoal, concrete, navy, scarlet, lime and ginger.
Oak, nature, oiled.
Oak, nature, clear lacquered, matt.

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Illum Wikkelsø

Denmark

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

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