Danish

France Chair

Finn Juhl was riding a wave of international success during the 1950’s – not least thanks to his partnership with the Danish furniture manufacturer France & Son.

 

C.W.F. France was an English businessman who moved to Denmark in 1936 to head a small mattress factory together with cabinetmaker Eric Daverkosen, who died the following year. During the 1950’s, the factory became enormously successful.

 

In 1954 France & Daverkosen produced 60% of all Danish furniture exports and the factory employed 350 people at its peak. In 1957, the company changed its name to France & Son, when his son James France joined the company. In 1966 the company was sold to PoulCadovius.

 

The France Chair, or the FJ 136, was designed for the American market in the late 1950’s and was originally delivered flat-packed, which was France’s business idea and the reason for his phenomenal success on the American market.

 

Onecollection has chosen to re-launch this beautiful Finn Juhl chair from 1958.

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MATERIALS

Frame: Beech, Oak
Upholstery: Fabric or leather

 

DIMENSIONS

Size: H 81cm x W 80cm x D 72cm
Seat Height: 38cm

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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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