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45 Chair

The 45 Chair is a true masterpiece, which has become symbolic for Finn Juhl’s design genius. The chair was presented at the Copenhagen Cabinetmaker’s Guild Exhibition in 1945 and has been called “the mother of all modern chairs” by the Japanese professor and chair expert Mr. Noritsugu Oda.

 

This chair was one of the first to break the current tradition for armchairs by freeing the upholstered areas from the wooden frame. With the 45 Chair, Juhl created the elegant easy chair that he had been working towards for many years. The result was a clean, strong and elegant chair – and a quiet revolution.

 

The space between the frame and the seat creates a lightness which, combined with its organic shape and sublime detailing, creates a unique beauty. The chair is also extremely comfortable and thus appeals to all senses.

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MATERIALS

Frame: Walnut, teak, oak
Upholstery: Fabric or Leather

 

DIMENSIONS

Size: H 88cm, W 66,5cm, D 73cm
Seat Hight: 42cm

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Designer

finn juhl

Finn Juhl

DENMARK (1912-1989)

Danish architect Finn Juhl (1912–1989) is regarded as one of the greatest furniture designers of the 20th century. He was a pioneer figure within Danish furniture design and the Danish Modern movement. Being commissioned to furnish one of the larger delegates rooms at the UN building in New York, and being represented at the Museum of Modern Art, made him well known outside of Denmark early on. His many contacts led to collaboration with the American furniture industry making his furniture among the first to make Danish Modern an international phenomenon. Today, Finn Juhl’s furniture are seen in private and public places, as well as museums, around the world.

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