Chieftain Chair
Chieftain Chair
Chieftain Chair
Chieftain Chair

Finn Juhl Chieftain Chair (1949) Baker of Grand Rapids discontinued short production run ended 1991. Upholstered with tan leather and solid walnut frames. [Signed Baker of Grand Rapids]

Manufacturer: Baker

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
October Additions, Open Air Modern, Brooklyn