Key facts

Product:
Chieftain Footstool
Family:
Chieftain
Manufacturer:
House of Finn Juhl - Onecollection >
Designer:
Finn Juhl >
Architonic ID:
1393604
Country:
Denmark
Manufacturer groups :
Seating-Stools >
Seating-Poufs >
Groups:
Seating-Stools >
Seating-Poufs >

Product description

This stool was made for the iconic Chieftain Chair, one of Finn Juhl’s absolute masterpieces.

Today the Chieftain is perceived as one of the most important exponents of the Danish Modern movement in the US during the 1950s. For this reason, Finn Juhl is often considered the father of Danish Modern.

Inspired by modern art, the Chieftain Chair with its organic shapes, liberated itself from traditional Danish furniture design and strict functionalism in both shape, construction and materials.

Both the Chieftain Chair, Sofa and Stool are manufactured in teak or walnut and are upholstered in leather.

Size: W 60cm x D 45cm x H 38cm

Product family

Concept

The Chieftains Chair is one of Finn Juhl’s absolute masterpieces designed at the peak of his career. When it was presented in 1949, the Chieftain Chair marked a renewal of Danish furniture design. Finn Juhl picked up vital inspiration from the contemporary art scene of the time as well as art and tools from ancient cultures.

His masterpieces from the 1940’s and especially The Chieftains Chair became of decisive importance for the breakthrough of Danish Modern in the USA in the 50’s. Therefore Finn Juhl is often called The Father of Danish Design.

Together with the famous big chair Finn Juhl also designed a Double Chieftain or a Chieftains Sofa, which he and cabinetmaker Niels Vodder originally presented at the Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition in 1949. While the Chieftains Chair subsequently came into production, the Chieftains Sofa was only produced in this single known example. At Design Museum Danmark in Copenhagen where the Guild Exhibitions took place at the time, this particular sofa is still a part of the permanent exhibition of Modern Danish Furniture. Onecollection is proud to re-launch this fantastic and rare piece in an exquisite quality in walnut, teak and ox hide.