Finn Juhl Pair of No. 45 Easy Chairs

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Once described as the most beautiful chair in the world, the number 45 chair is certainly one of Finn Juhl's most important designs. Acknowledged as the father of Danish modern design, the architect worked closely with cabinetmaker Niels Vodder to develop his innovative designs. The 45 chair was groundbreaking for the separation of the seat and back from the frame of the chair. Inspired by abstract modern art, Juhl designed a sculpted frame with graceful fluid lines that required the advanced skills of a seasoned craftsman.

In 1951 Finn Juhl visited Baker Furniture; impressed with the skill of their wood workers, he licensed his designs to be manufactured in the US. This pair have beautiful frames of walnut which have been professionally restored and are upholstered in a period leatherette. A design this beautiful and comfortable truly deserves it's status as an important icon of Mid-Century Modern Danish design.
Details
Creator
Baker Furniture Company (Cabinetmaker), 
Finn Juhl (Designer)
Of the Period
Scandinavian Modern
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
1950s
Period
1950-1959
Materials and Techniques
Faux Leather
Walnut
Condition
Good. Very good condition. Frames restored, vintage upholstery.
Dimensions
33 in. H x 28 in. W x 32 in. D
84 cm H x 71 cm W x 81 cm D
Seat Height
17 in. (43 cm)
Dealer Location
Chicago, IL
Number of Items
2
Reference Number
LU90915497133
Contact The Seller
1stdibs seller since 2011
Located in Chicago, IL
Associations:
  • 20th Century Specialists

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