Finn Juhl, ‘Bwana Chair’, 1962, Open Air Modern
Finn Juhl, ‘Bwana Chair’, 1962, Open Air Modern
Finn Juhl, ‘Bwana Chair’, 1962, Open Air Modern
Finn Juhl, ‘Bwana Chair’, 1962, Open Air Modern
Finn Juhl, ‘Bwana Chair’, 1962, Open Air Modern
Finn Juhl, ‘Bwana Chair’, 1962, Open Air Modern
Finn Juhl, ‘Bwana Chair’, 1962, Open Air Modern
Finn Juhl, ‘Bwana Chair’, 1962, Open Air Modern
Finn Juhl, ‘Bwana Chair’, 1962, Open Air Modern
Finn Juhl, ‘Bwana Chair’, 1962, Open Air Modern

Gorgeous 1960’s Bwana Armchair by Finn Juhl for France & Son. This descendant design of Finn Juhl’s earlier ‘Chieftain’ armchair is newly upholstered with a subdued, turquoise-grey Tonica Kvadrat Maharam wool. Fluid, draping back and armrests seem organically situated for the gleaming teak frame. Swahili for “Master,” the Bwana Chair is truly a handsome, impressive armchair without the swagger. Marked medallions present on the underside of the frame, made in Denmark.

Manufacturer: France & Son

About Finn Juhl

One of the pivotal figures of Danish design in the 1940s, Finn Juhl introduced Danish Modern to the world, specifically the United States. As an architect and interior and industrial designer, Juhl was best known for his furniture designs that uprooted traditional historicist styles embellished with ornament and plush prevalent in the late 1930s, instead creating modern furniture along the lines of the International Style. Juhl’s Pelican Chair exemplifies the designer’s incorporation of form with function. The chairs, sumptuously sculptural and organic in form, were inspired by Juhl’s philosophy that “a chair is not just a product of decorative art in a space; it is a form and a space in itself.”

Danish, 1912-1989

Group Shows

2016
Hedge, 
San Francisco,
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