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Finn Juhl

Chieftain Chair, 1950-1959

Teak, leather
37 × 38 × 34 in
94 × 96.5 × 86.4 cm
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San Francisco
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Almond & Co.
San Francisco
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A chieftain chair by Finn Juhl designed in 1951 and manufactured by Baker Furniture in the 1950s. …

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A chieftain chair by Finn Juhl designed in 1951 and manufactured by Baker Furniture in the 1950s. The chair is upholstered in a deep chocolate color leather on teak frame. The chieftain chair is no longer in production.

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Stamped on the underside
Manufacturer
Baker
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Almond & Co.
Finn Juhl
Danish, 1912–1989
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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.”

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Almond & Co.
San Francisco
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A chieftain chair by Finn Juhl designed in 1951 and manufactured by Baker Furniture in the 1950s. …

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A chieftain chair by Finn Juhl designed in 1951 and manufactured by Baker Furniture in the 1950s. The chair is upholstered in a deep chocolate color leather on teak frame. The chieftain chair is no longer in production.

Signature
Stamped on the underside
Manufacturer
Baker
Image rights
Almond & Co.
Finn Juhl
Danish, 1912–1989
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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.”

Finn Juhl

Chieftain Chair, 1950-1959

Teak, leather
37 × 38 × 34 in
94 × 96.5 × 86.4 cm
Sold
location
San Francisco
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