House of Finn Juhl Fireplace Chair

Finn Juhl

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.

  • 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
  • ** ** Many other upholstery options available, please contact us on the 'Help & Advice' button below or by telephone to obtain options and prices
Designed By

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.