The iconic Grasshopper chair was first exhibited in 1938 at Niels Vodder's stand at the Copenhagen Guild Exhibition. In a time where 'heavy', traditional furniture dominated, the Grasshopper proved to be quite the divisive piece, with many not in favour of the chair's artistic, expressive appearance.
Relaunched by House of Finn Juhl, the chair has now become known and respected as one of Juhl's most pioneering, dynamic designs. With the chair's grounded legs giving the impression of a grasshopper about to jump, the low-level, slender frame, combined with a tall, enclosed seat, create a highly comforting, cocooned space. A truly dynamic design, the Grasshopper Chair embodies Juhl's status as a pioneer of furniture design. The House of Finn Juhl Grasshopper Lounge Chair is a very powerful masterpiece that embodies prized Danish furniture design.
Material: Solid walnut frame, upholstered in Sorensen Vegetal Nature 20090 Leather - Full grain aniline leather from Scandinavian hides, 1.2 - 1.4 mm, vegetable tanned leather. Natural surface with no coating. A luxurious type of leather, where insect bites, scars, wrinkles and other natural marks is a part of the characteristics. Due to the natural look, there may be variations of texture and shades.
Dimensions: Height: 93cm x Width: 87cmx Depth: 101cm
Delivery Time: 12/14 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.