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Finn Juhl For France Son Teak Bwana

Early 'Bwana' Lounge Chair by Finn Juhl for France & Son, 1962
By France & Søn, Finn Juhl
Located in Antwerpen, VAN
Rare ‘Bwana’ lounge chair designed by Finn Juhl in 1962. This is a very early production by France
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

Teak Bwana Chair + Footstool by Finn Juhl for France & Son Model 152
By Finn Juhl
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Teak and vinyl Danish modern, model 152, "Bwana" lounge chair & footstool by Finn Juhl for France
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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1960s Danish Bwana Chair & Ottoman By Finn Juhl In Teak & Skai
By France & Søn, Finn Juhl
Located in Shepperton, Surrey
A 1960s "Bwana" chair and ottoman by Danish designer Finn Juhl for France & Son. This heirloom
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Teak

Pair of 1960s Bwana Armchairs by Finn Juhl in Black Leather
By Finn Juhl, France & Søn
Located in London, London
Pair of Bwana Model 152 armchairs By Finn Juhl For France and Son Teak frames Black
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Teak

Midcentury Finn Juhl Ottoman or Stool
By Finn Juhl, France & Søn
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this bwana teak wood stool or ottoman by Finn Juhl for France and Son
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Teak

Midcentury Finn Juhl Ottoman or Stool
Midcentury Finn Juhl Ottoman or Stool
H 15 in W 25 in D 17.5 in

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Danish Leather and Teak Bwana Model 152 Chair by Finn Juhl for France & Søn 1962
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Teak, Leather

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Finn Juhl for sale on 1stDibs

Along with Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen and Børge Mogensen, Finn Juhl was one of the great masters of mid-20th-century Danish design. Juhl was the first among that group to have his work promoted overseas, bringing the character of the nation’s furnishings — and the inherent principles of grace, craftsmanship and utility on which they were based — to an international audience. A stylistic maverick, Juhl embraced expressive, free-flowing shapes in chair and sofa designs much earlier than his colleagues, yet even his quietest pieces incorporate supple, curving forms that are at once elegant and ergonomic.

As a young man, Juhl hoped to become an art historian, but his father steered him into a more practical course of study in architecture. He began designing furniture in the late 1930s, a discipline in which, despite his education, Juhl was self-taught, and quite proud of the fact. His earliest works, designed in the late 1930s, are perhaps his most idiosyncratic. The influence of contemporary art is clear in Juhl's 1939 Pelican chair: an almost Surrealist take on the classic wing chair. Critics reviled the piece, however; one said it looked like a "tired walrus." Juhl had tempered his creativity by 1945, when the Danish furniture-making firm Niels Vodder began to issue his designs. Yet his now-classic NV 45 armchair still demonstrates panache, with a seat that floats above the chair’s teak frame.

Juhl first exhibited his work in the United States in 1950, championed by Edgar Kaufmann Jr., an influential design critic and scion of America’s most prominent family of modern architecture and design patrons. (Kaufmann’s father commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright’s design of the house “Fallingwater.”) Juhl quickly won a following for such signature designs as the supremely comfortable Chieftan lounge chair, the biomorphic Baker sofa, and the Judas table, a piece ornamented with stylish inlaid silver plaquettes.

As you will see from the offerings on 1stDibs, Finn Juhl’s furniture — as well as his lighting, ceramics, tableware and accessories — has an air of relaxed sophistication and elegance that is unique in the realm of mid-20th-century design.

Finding the Right seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.