Finn Juhl Model FD 136 Teak Lounge Chair For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 8 images

Finn Juhl Model FD 136 Teak Lounge Chair

About

A "Model FD 136" lounge chair designed by Finn Juhl and manufactured by France & Son, circa 1958. Featuring a sculptural teak frame and original green wool upholstery. Retains manufacturer's label to underside.

Details

  • Condition Details
    Please contact dealer to discuss upholstery services.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 30 in. x W 32 in. x D 31 in.

    H 76.2 cm x W 81.28 cm x D 78.74 cm

  • Seat height
    15.5 in. (39.37 cm)
  • Seller location
    Cambridge, MA
  • Reference number
    LU95333571302

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods

About Finn Juhl (Designer)

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 these pages, 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.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2012
Located in Cambridge, MA
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller

Upholstered Lounge Chair by Heywood Wakefield

By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
$2,800
Upholstered Lounge Chair by Heywood Wakefield
Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Wood, Maple

Lounge Chair by Tapio Wirkkala for Stendig

By Tapio Wirkkala
$2,500 / set
Lounge Chair by Tapio Wirkkala for Stendig
Tapio Wirkkala
Vintage 1970s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Pair of String Chairs by Allan Gould

By Allan Gould
$5,500 / set
Pair of String Chairs by Allan Gould
Allan Gould
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Birch, String
Hans Wegner "Model Jh555" Oak Settee for Johann...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Settees
Oak, Upholstery
You May Also Like

Finn Juhl Lounge Chairs FD 136

By Finn Juhl
$14,500 / set
Finn Juhl Lounge Chairs FD 136
Finn Juhl
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Finn Juhl Model FD-136 Lounge Chairs for France...
Finn Juhl, France & Daverkosen
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Wood, Teak
Finn Juhl FD 136 Teak and Navy Blue Leather Lou...
Finn Juhl, France & Daverkosen, France & Son
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Brass
Finn Juhl Rosewood Spade Chair Model FD133
Finn Juhl
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Rosewood
Danish Design Finn Juhl Style Teak Lounge Chair
Finn Juhl
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Teak
Finn Juhl Teak FD133 Spade Chair and Hans Wegne...
Finn Juhl, France & Daverkosen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Teak
Finn Juhl "Spade" Lounge Chair
Finn Juhl
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Teak
Finn Juhl “Japan” Model #137 Lounge Chair for F...
Finn Juhl, France & Son
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Teak, Fabric

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries