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Finn Juhl Chairs

Danish, 1912-1989

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.

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Creator: Finn Juhl
Finn Juhl Scandinavian Modern 46 Armchair, Wood and Elegance Black Leather
By Finn Juhl
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair designed by Finn Juhl in 1946, relaunched in 2018. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. This chair is an example of Finn Juhl’s most beautiful work. It was originall...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Finn Juhl Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Finn Juhl for Bovirke 'Reading Chairs' in Teak
By Finn Juhl, Bovirke
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Finn Juhl for Bovirke, 'reading' dining chairs, oak, teak, metal, Denmark, 1953. In 1953, Finn Juhl designed this 'Reading Chair' for Bovirke....
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Chairs

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Metal

Finn Juhl 'Fireplace Chair' for Bovirke
By Bovirke, Finn Juhl
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designed in 1946 by Finn Juhl for Bovirke, the Model BO-59 lounge chair is a rare design equally comfortable as it is beautiful. This piece has been fully restored in collaboration w...
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1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Chairs

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Teak, Upholstery

Early Model Finn Juhl for France & Søn Lounge Chair in Teak
By Finn Juhl, France & Søn
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Finn Juhl for France & Søn, lounge chair early model '136', teak, fabric upholstery, Denmark, 1959. Very honest and open design by the Danish architect and designer Finn Juhl. As a...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

Finn Juhl Armchair BO-46 - 1st. Original Savak Fabric Upholstery
By Bovirke, Finn Juhl
Located in Utrecht, NL
A rare and early example of armchair model BO-46 by Finn Juhl for Bovirke Denmark. Arm chair model BO-46 was designed by Finn Juhl in 1953 based upon his earlier designed chair model...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Chairs

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Fabric, Beech

Finn Juhl Reading Chair, Wood and Leather
By Finn Juhl
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair designed by Finn Juhl in 1953, relaunched in 2015. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. Materials: Wood, leather Dimensions: D 58 cm x W 52 cm x H 74 cm. (SH 45 ...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Finn Juhl Chairs

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Wood, Leather

Finn Juhl Cognac Leather and Teak Lounge Chair model FD 136
By France & Daverkosen, Finn Juhl
Located in Karlstad, SE
Beautiful lounge chair model FD 136 by Finn Juhl for France & Daverkosen, Denmark. This chair is features a beautifully shaped teak frame, supporting pillows in cognac coloured leath...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Finn Juhl Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Finn Juhl / Easy chair. FD-138 / France & Son
By Finn Juhl
Located in 足立区, JP
The item is in good condition. There is a maker's medallion on the back of the chair.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Finn Juhl Chairs

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Teak

Original Finn Juhl Model 48 Chair for Baker. Black Leather, Teak Frame. Signed.
By Baker Furniture Company, Finn Juhl
Located in Kansas City, MO
Amazingly well preserved original Finn Juhl Model 48 armchair manufactured by Baker, 1950s. Original finish with warm patina with original black le...
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1950s American Scandinavian Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Chairs

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Leather, Teak

BO46 Armchair Finn Juhl
By Bovirke, Finn Juhl
Located in London, GB
This armchair is a later reissue of Juhl's original design, produced for a wider market. Retaining the beautiful angular details, this chair is more square than its earlier sibling. ...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Finn Juhl for France and Son Model 196 Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchair
By Finn Juhl
Located in Atlanta, GA
A vintage circa 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern armchair designed by Finn Juhl for France and Son. This armchair is model 196. The original Danish comp...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Finn Juhl Chairs

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Wood, Upholstery

Finn Juhl Model 48 Chair by Baker, in Teak and Maple (2 available)
By Finn Juhl
Located in San Diego, CA
*Currently being restored* This set of 2 Finn Juhl Model 48 Chairs by Baker feature solid teak and maple frames in two tones that are beautifully s...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Chairs

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Leather, Maple, Teak

Finn Juhl Reading Chair Veneer Seat Wood
By Finn Juhl
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair designed by Finn Juhl in 1953, relaunched in 2015. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. The Reading chair is one of Finn Juhl's more simple, yet elegant, pieces. ...
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2010s Danish Modern Finn Juhl Chairs

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Wood

Finn Juhl for Bovirke 'Reading Chairs' in Teak
By Bovirke, Finn Juhl
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Finn Juhl for Bovirke, 'reading' dining chairs, oak, teak, metal, Denmark, 1953. In 1953, Finn Juhl designed this 'Reading Chair' for Bovirke. The chair is organically shaped feat...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Chairs

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Metal

Finn Juhl, 108 Chair, 1946, in Teak, Made by Niels Vodder, Copenhagen, Stamped
By Finn Juhl, Niels Vodder
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Finn Juhl, teak 108 Chair, 1946, made by Niels Vodder, Copenhagen, stamped This is an early original chair, made by cabinet maker Niels Vodder in Copenhagen and bearing the stampe...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Finn Juhl, Pair of Teak Easy Chairs, Model Fd138, France & Son, 1959
By Finn Juhl, France & Søn
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Pair of Easy Chairs by Finn Juhl, model FD138 in teak, produced by France & Son, Denmark, circa 1959 One chair has France & Son label to back stretcher Reupholstered in ochre a...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Finn Juhl Pelican Chair Upholstered in Gotland Sheepskin
By Finn Juhl
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pelican chair designed by Finn Juhl in 1940, relaunched in 2001. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. Pelican chair was probably the one furthest ahead of its time. When it was presented at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition in 1940, it stood out with its unusual shape and sturdy legs. 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 Finn Juhl’s later designs, the chair offers several comfortable ways to sit. As a tribute to the Pelican Chair House of Finn Juhl is launching it in natural sheepskin from Gotland. This upholstery gives the chair an individual and unique expression, as the warmth of the sheepskin pleasantly underlines the character of the sculptural chair. The new edition of the Pelican chair will be available from December 1st. Because the supply of sheepskin from Gotland is seasonal, the quantity for sale will be limited. Materials: Gotland Sheepskin...
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2010s Danish Modern Finn Juhl Chairs

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Wood

Finn Juhl Pelican Chair Skandilock Sheep Moonlight and Wood
By Finn Juhl
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pelican chair designed by Finn Juhl in 1940. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. Pelican chair was probably the one furthest ahead of its time. When it was presented a...
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2010s Danish Modern Finn Juhl Chairs

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Sheepskin, Wood

Finn Juhl Model 46 Armchair in Walnut and Black Leather by House of Finn Juhl
By Finn Juhl
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
This Finn Juhl Model Scandinavian Modern 46 Armchair is a true masterpiece of Danish design. Originally designed in 1946 for the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition for master...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Finn Juhl Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Chair, Finn Juhl, Black Painted Oak, House of Finn Juhl, Model 108
By Finn Juhl
Located in Lejre, DK
Model 108 Chair, designed by Finn Juhl in black painted oak with black elegance leather of the highest quality produced by the House of Finn Juhl. Finn Juhl'...
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Early 2000s Danish Mid-Century Modern Finn Juhl Chairs

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Oak

Finn Juhl Pelican Chair Upholstered in Gotland Sheepskin
By Finn Juhl
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pelican chair designed by Finn Juhl in 1940, relaunched in 2001. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. Pelican chair was probably the one furthest ahead of its time. When it was presented at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition in 1940, it stood out with its unusual shape and sturdy legs. 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 Finn Juhl’s later designs, the chair offers several comfortable ways to sit. As a tribute to the Pelican Chair House of Finn Juhl is launching it in natural sheepskin from Gotland. This upholstery gives the chair an individual and unique expression, as the warmth of the sheepskin pleasantly underlines the character of the sculptural chair. The new edition of the Pelican chair will be available from December 1st. Because the supply of sheepskin from Gotland is seasonal, the quantity for sale will be limited. Materials: Gotland Sheepskin...
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2010s Danish Modern Finn Juhl Chairs

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Wood, Sheepskin

Finn Juhl 45 Chair, Wood and Fabric
By Finn Juhl
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair designed by Finn Juhl in 1945, relaunched in 2003. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. In the Autumn of 1945, Finn Juhl presented the 45 Chair at the annual Cabi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Finn Juhl Chairs

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Wood, Fabric

Finn Juhl Pelican Chair Skandilock Sheep Offwhite and Wood
By Finn Juhl
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pelican chair designed by Finn Juhl in 1940. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. Pelican chair was probably the one furthest ahead of its time. When it was presented a...
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2010s Danish Modern Finn Juhl Chairs

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Sheepskin, Wood

Chair ‘Spade’ Model FD 133 Designed by Finn Juhl for Frankrike & Søn, Denmark
By Finn Juhl
Located in Stockholm, SE
Chair ‘Spade’ model FD 133 designed by Finn Juhl for Frankrike & Søn, Denmark, 1954. Teak and fabric. Marked. Juhl initially wanted to be an art historian, but his father doubted the financial prospects of the profession. The compromise was that Juhl would become an architect, instead. Throughout his life, Juhl was continuously inspired by contemporary art, particularly by the artists Henry Moore, Jean Arp, Barbara Hepworth, Erik Thommesen, and Vilhelm Lundstrøm...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Finn Juhl Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

Finn Juhl Pelican Chair Skandilock Sheep Moonlight and Wood
By Finn Juhl
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pelican chair designed by Finn Juhl in 1940. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. Pelican chair was probably the one furthest ahead of its time. When it was presented a...
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2010s Danish Modern Finn Juhl Chairs

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Sheepskin, Wood

Stunning Midcentury Armchair Finn Juhl Rosewood
By France & Søn, Finn Juhl
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Model 209 Midcentury armchair designed by Finn Juhl in jaw dropping solid rosewood. We have seen this chair used as an office chair, side chair, or dining chair. Incredible comfor...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Finn Juhl Chairs

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Upholstery, Rosewood

Finn Juhl Chieftain Armchair Wood and Leather
By Finn Juhl
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair designed by Finn Juhl in 1949, relaunched in 2002. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. The iconic Chieftain chair is one of Finn Juhl’s absolute masterpieces, re...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Finn Juhl Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Danish Collectible Chair "197" Design Finn Juhl for France & Søn, 1960s
By France & Søn, Finn Juhl
Located in taranto, IT
Danish collectible chair, model "197", France & Søn production based on a design by Finn Juhl, mid-1960s made on a teak structure, it measures 76 cm in height, 50 cm in width, 45 ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Finn Juhl Chairs

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Faux Leather, Teak

Finn Juhl Mid Century Japanese Lounge Chair
By Finn Juhl
Located in Countryside, IL
Finn Juhlmid century japan lounge chair This chair measures: 26.5 wide x 33.5 deep x 28 inches high, with a seat height/chair clearance of 15.75 in...
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1970s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Teak "Diplomat" Chairs by Finn Juhl Model 209, 1960s
By Finn Juhl
Located in Hamburg, PA
An Iconic pair of Finn Juhl's "Diplomat" Chairs was created circa 1960 made in Denmark. This pair of chairs is in the original faux leather from the period. The pair would work well ...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Pair of Diplomat Chair in Teak Wood and Teal Fabric by Finn Juhl
By France & Søn, Finn Juhl
Located in Warminster, GB
Armchairs created in 1961 by Finn Juhl, for Danish label France & Son. These are an early version and are becoming increasingly collectable. They have a teak wood structure, with geo...
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20th Century Finn Juhl Chairs

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Teak

Set of Two Finn Juhl Pelican Chair Upholstered in Gotland Sheepskin
By Finn Juhl
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Immerse yourself in the timeless elegance of the Pelican chair, a design masterpiece by Finn Juhl dating back to 1940, and reintroduced to the world in 2001 by the House of Finn Juhl...
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2010s Danish Modern Finn Juhl Chairs

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Wood, Sheepskin

Finn Juhl Egypetian Chair in Wood and Leather
By Finn Juhl
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Finn Juhl in 1949, relaunched in 2014. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. Design critics have described Finn Juhl’s Egyptian chair as a miraculou...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Finn Juhl Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Finn Juhl Desk Chair in Teak, 1950s
By Baker Furniture Company, Finn Juhl
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural desk chair in teak with upholstered seat and back by Finn Juhl (Denmark) for Baker & Co, American 1950's. This desk chair is extremely...
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1950s American Scandinavian Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Chairs

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Ultrasuede, Teak

Early Model Finn Juhl for France & Søn Pair of Lounge Chairs in Teak
By France & Søn, Finn Juhl
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Finn Juhl for France & Søn, pair of lounge chairs early model '136', teak, fabric upholstery, Denmark, 1959. Very honest and open design by the Danish architect and designer Finn J...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

Armchair, Model '109', by Finn Juhl, 1946/56
By Bovirke, Finn Juhl
Located in Berlin, DE
This armchair was designed in 1946 by Finn Juhl and manufactured in a slight version in 1956 by Bovirke/Niels Vodder. It is made of solid teak wood, original ocher colored synthetic ...
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1950s Danish Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Chairs

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Teak, Synthetic

Dining Chairs by Finn Juhl for France & Søn, 1960s, Set of 4
By Finn Juhl, France & Søn
Located in Rovereta, SM
Set of 4 Scandinavian chairs designed by Finn Juhl and produced by France and Son in Denmark in the 1960s. They feature solid teak structu...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Finn Juhl Chairs

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Teak

Finn Juhl NV-45 Teak Armchair for Niels Vodder
By Finn Juhl, Niels Vodder
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Finn Juhl all original NV45 armchair. Black leather with it's original black suede seat cushion. Often said the most beautiful chair ever designed and probably Juhl's masterpiece! Ch...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Chairs

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Leather, Teak

1950's Finn Juhl ''SW 87'' Chairs Set
By Finn Juhl
Located in Madrid, ES
4 "SW 87" Chair in teak and upholstery by Finn Juhl for Sören Willadesen. Sweden, 1950s. Perfect condition, refinished wood and new upholstery. Finn Juhl coined the term in th...
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1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Spade Chair Designed by Finn Juhl
By Finn Juhl
Located in Stamford, CT
A France and Sons chair designed by Finn Juhl. Known as the "Spade Chair". Model FD 133. this is ebonized model retains its label. Finn Juhl fi...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Chairs

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Wood

Finn Juhl for France & Son 'Diplomat' Chair
By France & Søn, Finn Juhl
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Denmark, Finn Juhl for France & Son 'Diplomat' chair in rosewood.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Finn Juhl Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Chair 'Egyptian' designed by Finn Juhl for Niels Vodder, Denmark, 1949
By Finn Juhl
Located in Stockholm, SE
Chair “Egyptian” designed by Finn Juhl for Niels Vodder, Denmark, 1949. Made and stamped by the maker. Brazilian rosewood and leather. Measurements: H: ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Finn Juhl Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Finn Juhl "Spade" Lounge Chair
By Finn Juhl
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Finn Juhl "Spade" lounge chair designed in 1955 and produced by France & Daverkosen. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

Original Finn Juhl NV45 Chair by Niels Vodder Denmark
By Finn Juhl
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A classic original Finn Juhl NV45 chair in teak by Niels Vodder, Denmark, circa 1950s. This fine example retaining its original two tone wool upholstery. O...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Chairs

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Teak

Finn Juhl Chieftain Armchair Wood and Leather
By Finn Juhl
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair designed by Finn Juhl in 1949, relaunched in 2002. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. The iconic Chieftain Chair is one of Finn Juhl’s absolute masterpieces, re...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Finn Juhl Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Finn Juhl Reading Chair
By Finn Juhl
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Finn Juhl "Bovirke" reading chair, 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Finn Juhl Chairs

Finn Juhl chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Finn Juhl chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Finn Juhl chairs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 33 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 432 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original chairs by Finn Juhl were created in the modern style in europe during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider chairs by Hans Olsen, Carl Hansen & Søn, and Knud Faerch. Prices for Finn Juhl chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $664 and can go as high as $45,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $8,362.

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