The Fireplace Chair is a timeless design originally conceived by iconic designer Finn Juhl in 1946. He designed the Fireplace Chair for the company Bovirke, and was also referred to as the BO59 Chair.
With exquisite details such as the paper-knife armrest and its exceptional level of comfort, the Fireplace Chair is a true Finn Juhl classic. The chair is manufactured at Finn Juhl's production facilities in Vejen, Denmark, using FSC® certified ash and high grade leather. Finn Juhl have vowed to have a Commitment to Local Craftsmanship. Once renowned as a global leader in furniture production, Denmark experienced a flourishing era of design during the late 1940s through the 1960s. With the establishment of numerous factories, Danish Modern became a recognizable brand worldwide, securing Denmark's reputation as a design nation. However, in recent years, the Danish furniture industry has faced significant challenges, with hundreds of factories closing or relocating to countries with lower labour costs. House of Finn Juhl is determined to reverse this trend by using local production and traditional craftsmanship. As part of this initiative, the recently re-launched Fireplace Chair serves as an important addition to the collection of pieces produced in Denmark, further solidifying House of Finn Juhl's dedication to revitalizing the Danish furniture industry.
Material: FSC® certified ash frame with Sorensen Vita Leather (Vita is an exclusive and soft full grain chrome-free tanned aniline leather with a water-based aniline dye and no coating. It is certified by Animal Protection Denmark and produced from the finest rawhides from North Jutland in Denmark. All hides come from farmers who comply with the detailed requirements of the label “Approved by Animal Protection Denmark. The leather has a smooth and luxurious surface boasting distinctive markings such as insect bites, healed scars, and wrinkles, unique to each hide which add character and authenticity. Vita comes in a beautiful cognac colour and will age gracefully as a natural patina will appear over time”)
Dimensions: Height: 81 cm x Width: 65 cm x Depth: 77 cm (Seat Height: 41 cm)
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.