House of Finn Juhl Reading Chair

Finn Juhl

This beautiful chair was first designed by Finn Juhl in 1953 for the company Bovirke, intended to act as both a dining and reading chair and to be comfortable whether you chose to sit facing the front or the back. Defined by beautiful subtle details, such as rounded back and seat shells, a curved horizontal top piece that sits just above the back, and an embracing, supportive frame, the chair is as comfortable as it is stylish.

  • Material: Oak with back and top piece in walnut, seat in veneer.
  • Dimensions:Height: 74cm x Width: 52cm x Depth: 58cm (Seat Height: 45cm)
  • Delivery Time: 10 to 12 weeks
  • ** ** Many other upholstery and frame 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.