Finn Juhl Set of Diplomat Armchairs in Rosewood and Blue Fabric
Finn Juhl for France & Son, set of 9 Diplomat office chairs, rosewood and fabric, Denmark, 1960s.
The chairs was developed being part of the "Diplomatic range" that Juhl designed for France & Son in 1961-62, a range originally produced to furnish Danish embassies and consulates around the world. The seating and back show a simple and functional design and each chair has a modest aesthetics. The rosewood frame consists of rounded legs and a simplistic frame. This work very well with the slightly curved armrests, featuring Finn Juhl's great eye for details. The chairs are provided with the label of Charles Frances signature.
The blue upholstery shows signs of age and use with some light color fading. The fabric is still in good condition but reupholster may be desired. Our in-house atelier would gladly reupholster following your own wishes. Please ask our advisors for more information about the almost endless possibilities for reupholstery that our atelier has to offer. The professional and experienced craftsmen in our in-house atelier are specialists in the reupholstery of design furniture. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value.
Please note that we have an additional set of 4 black leather chairs in our collection, in case you . are interested to make it one large set. Ask one of our advisors for more information regarding availability and reupholstery.
Finn Juhl (1912-1989), born in Denmark, planned on becoming an art historian when he was young. His father decided it would be a better career move if he went to become an architect. After his architecture degree Juhl worked for ten years with Vilhelm Lauritzen. At the age of 33 Finn Juhl opened his own furniture design practice. In the 1940s he designed a number of creations that regenerated Danish furniture design, and broke with the established furniture tradition. Juhl is known as the one of the most important pioneers of Danish design. He was in fact the first Danish furniture designer to gain widespread international recognition his work was vital to spreading the “Danish Modern” concept around the world. His designs are reknown for being exquisitely elegant, refined up until the smallest detail and extremely well executed.
Esbjørn Hiort. Finn Juhl. The Danish Architectural Press, Copenhagen, 1990. P. 62-63