The timeless France Lounge Chair has been relaunched by House of Finn Juhl, a mid-century classic first produced in 1958, featuring sumptuous upholstery in an inviting sheepskin. Designed for the American market in the late 1950s, the France Chair is an homage to C.
W.F France, an English businessman whose manufacturing company France & Son partnered with Finn Juhl. France and Juhl's partnership was the genesis of a great many timeless pieces, which propelled Finn Juhl into his position as one of the foremost interior designers of the era. The France Chair is a beautiful design classic.
Material: Solid Smoked Oak oiled frame, upholstered in Scandilock Off-White Sheepskin
Dimensions: Height: 81cm x Depth: 72cm x Width: 80cm (Seat Height: 38cm)
Delivery Time: 12 to 14 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.