Finn Juhl, ‘Rare armchair, model no. FJ45’, designed 1945, Phillips

Executed by cabinetmaker Niels Vodder, Copenhagen, Denmark.

La casa di Finn Juhl', Domus, no. 253, December 1950, pp. 21-22
Grete Jalk, ed., Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar, Volume 2: 1937-1946, Copenhagen, 1987, pp. 276-77
Esbjørn Hiort, Finn Juhl: Furniture-Architecture-Applied Art, Copenhagen, 1990, pp. 20, 25-26, 28, 34-35, 46, 54, 78, 101, 105 for images and a technical drawing
Patricia Yamada, ed., Finn Juhl Memorial Exhibition, exh. cat., Osaka, 1990, pp. 24, 42-45, 130 for images and technical drawings
Per H. Hansen, Finn Juhl and His House, Ostfildern, 2014, pp. 4, 31, 41, 46-47, 79, 150, 152-53, 158-59, 160, 185, 206 for images and a technical drawing

Private collection, Denmark

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