In the Autumn of 1945, Finn Juhl presented the now iconic 45 Chair at the annual Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition. Today, the 45 Chair is widely regarded as one of the most revolutionising and forward thinking pieces within Danish furniture design.
Finn Juhl dreamt of studying art history and his deep understanding of international contemporary art is abundantly clear in the bold 45 Chair. With its curved backrest and organic shape this chair cemented Finn Juhl as one of the leading designers of the 20th century. On the 45 Chair the space between the frame and the seat creates a lightness, which combined with its organic shape and sublime detailing, ensures unique beauty and elegance.
Material: Solid Walnut frame, upholstered in Sorensen Elegance Black Leather (20198) or Svensson Rami green 5872 Fabric
Dimensions: Height: 88cm x Width: 66.5cm x Depth: 73cm(Seat Height: 42cm)
Delivery Time: 10 to 12 weeks
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Finn Juhl (1912-1989) was the first Danish furniture designer to be recognized internationally. He studied architecture at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen with Danish architect Vilhelm Lauritzen, but as a furniture designer he was self-taught, a fact he always emphasized.
Juhl began designing furniture in the late 1930s, in the beginning mostly pieces intended for himself, but after setting up his own office in 1945 he soon became known for his unusual, expressive and sculptural pieces.
One of Finn Juhl's most well-known pieces is the Chieftains Chair. Designed in 1949, it is a fine example of Juhl's great idea of separating the sculpturally shaped seat and back from the wooden frame.