The Whisky Chair was designed by Finn Juhl in 1948 and is characterized by his artistic sense of shape, function, and the high level of detail. The chair is produced in American walnut and is upholstered by Finn Juhl master craftsman.
The exclusive chair was originally presented at the Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition in 1948, as part of Finn Juhl's concept "The Living Room of an Art Collector", but was not put into production until now. Finn Juhl always dared to stand alone and was unconcerned about the critics who found his designs too extravagant. An exquisite detail on the chair is the handmade crafted brass tray and characteristic brass feet. Customers will receive a unique mouth-blown glass crafted by glassmaker Mikkel Yerst. A true collectors item for people who love good design and attention to detail, you don't have to love whisky but it helps.
Material: Solid Walnut frame, brass, upholstered in Watercolour Fabric Dark Conifer/Mojave 75% wool/25% cotton
Dimensions: Width: 79 cm x Depth: 85 cm x Height: 95 cm (Seat height: 35.5 cm)
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.