“FJ 53”, a pair of chairs, 1960´s

Finn Juhl 1912-1989

“FJ 53”.

A pair of solid teak easy chairs. Sides, seat and back upholstered with wool. Designed 1953. Made 1960s and one chair stamped by cabinetmaker Niels Vodder, Copenhagen. (2)

Model presented at The Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition at Designmuseum Danmark, 1953.

Literature: Grete Jalk: “40 Years of Danish Furniture Design”, vol. 3, pp. 270–271.

Year 1960´s
Artist Finn Juhl 1912-1989
Price Price on request
Materials Teak
Height 75 cm
Width 72 cm
Depth 80 cm

The story behind

Finn Juhl (1912-1989) was a Danish architect, interior and industrial designer. 

Juhl enrolled at the Department of architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. He began his studies in the 1930s, which was an important period in furniture design and when modern design started to emerge. In 1934 while he was still a student, Finn Juhl started working with the prominent Danish architect Vilhelm Lauritzen. At his studio, he worked on major projects such as the Danish Broadcasting House and Copenhagen Airport. He received the honor of becoming a member of the Academic Architect Society in 1942, and later he became a visiting professor at the Institute of Design in Chicago. 

One of the international highlights of Juhl’s career was designing the complete interior of the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the UN headquarters in New York between 1951 and 52. 

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