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Pelican Chair

In no other design is Finn Juhl’s fascination for surrealism more apparent than in the Pelican Chair. Of all Juhl’s many designs, the Pelican was probably also the one, which was most ahead of its time. When it was presented at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition in 1940, it stood out with its unusual shapes and sturdy legs.

 

Very few were manufactured and the chair was almost forgotten until Onecollection rediscovered and re-launched the chair in 2001.

 

The characteristic soft and organic shape is almost like a body holding a body. When you sit down, the chair practically gives you a friendly hug. Like many of Juhl’s later designs, the chair invites several comfortable sitting positions.

 

The sculptural chair fits seamlessly into most modern interior styles and works particularly well together with the Pelican Table and its close relative, the Poet Sofa from 1941.

 

The Pelican Chair is produced in two versions – with or without buttons. It is manufactured with a loose cushion and a hand sewn upholstery available in woolen fabric or leather. The legs are available in oak, walnut, teak and black stain.

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MATERIALS

Legs: Walnut, teak, oak, black
Upholstery: Fabric or Leather

 

DIMENSIONS

H 68cm x W 85cm x D 76cm
Seat Hight: 37cm

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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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