Croissant - Fully Upholstered, 3-Seater - Fabric by Gubi
The Croissant Sofa and Lounge Chair, by midcentury Danish architect and designer Illum Wikkelsø, 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.
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. Both the lounge chair and threeseater sofa feature a base-frame and legs, made from oiled walnut or FSC-certified oak, with a slight front-to-back downward tilt and a curved detail into which slot the seat and backrest.
This version of the Croissant Sofa is upholstered in Fabric. For the leather version, please see here: https://themodernshop.com/products/croissant-fully-upholstered-3-seater-leather-by-gubi
Base: Solid Oak Oiled, Solid American Walnut Oiled
Gubi offers Croissant in a variety of upholsteries from many fabric suppliers, organized by price group. Please include your fabric choices in the order notes. Contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Price Group 1
United Fabrics https://www.unitedfabrics.com/ : Eros
Kvadrat https://kvadrat.dk/ : Messenger 5
Gabriel https://www.gabriel.dk/en/fabrics/fabrics/ : Tempt
Chivasso https://chivasso.jab.de/de/en/brand/chivasso-hot-madison : Hot Maddison Reboot
Price Group 2
Alessandro Bini http://www.alessandrobini.com : Bel Lino, Spitfire
Gabriel https://www.gabriel.dk/en/fabrics/fabrics/ : Crisp, Fame, Fame Hybrid, Go Check, Step Melange
Gubi http://www.gubi.com/ : Dandy, Light Boucle
JAB https://www.jab.de/de/en : Dolce Lino
Kvadrat https://kvadrat.dk/ : Remix
Spradling https://spradlingvinyl.com/designers-corner/fabric/ : Valencia
Price Group 3
Kvadrat https://kvadrat.dk/ : Canvas, Fiord, Torus
Dedar https://dedar.com/ : Chambray
Gubi http://www.gubi.com/ : Harp, Velvet
Alessandro Bini http://www.alessandrobini.com : Shetland G137
Price Group 4
Gubi http://www.gubi.com/ : Basic
Dedar https://dedar.com/ : Belsuede, Sinequanon, Adamo & Eva
Kvadrat https://kvadrat.dk/ : Hallingdal 65, Harald, Steelcut, Steelcut Trio, Vidar 3, Savanna
JAB https://www.jab.de/de/en : Jabana
Nevotex https://www.nevotex.com/: Ritz
Sahco https://sahco.com/ : Balboa
Price Group 5
Kvadrat https://kvadrat.dk/ : Sunniva
Dedar https://dedar.com/ : Karakoum, Lupo, Melville
Gubi http://www.gubi.com/ : Tangier
Ca-Mo https://www.ca-mo.com/en/articles/sierra/ : Sierra
Price Group 6
Sorenson Leather https://sorensenleather.com/: Triumph
Skandilock https://skandilock.com/en/sheepskins/ : Sheepskin
Ca-Mo https://www.ca-mo.com/en/articles/silk/ : Silk