Key facts

Product:
Japan Chair and Footstool
Family:
Japan Series
Manufacturer:
House of Finn Juhl - Onecollection >
Designer:
Finn Juhl >
Architonic ID:
1054668
Country:
Denmark
Launched:
1953
Manufacturer groups :
Seating-Armchairs >
Groups:
Seating-Armchairs >

Product description

Finn Juhl’s partnership with the furniture manufacturer France & Son gave birth to a series of furniture well-suited for industrial production, while staying true to the ideals of simple designs that reigned in the 1950s.

The most famous example of this cooperation is probably the Japan Series from 1953, which consists of an armchair, a footstool, a two-seater sofa and a three-seater sofa.

The sublime simplicity of this series is a far cry from his earlier furniture designs and is inspired by traditional Japanese building techniques. The solid horizontal backrest, resting on the slightly tapered legs, is a reference to a Japanese temple door. The backrest ends in a circular recess, adding an optically refined impression with great effect. That was very typical of Finn Juhl, who famously said that deviation is in the detail.


Even with this simple construction, Finn Juhl is true to his idea of emphasising the difference between the carried and the carrying elements by separating the backrest from the bearing frame with brackets in brass. The Japan Series is produced in teak, oak or walnut with hand-sewn upholstery in fabric.

(Stool)
Size: W 60cm x D 53cm H 35cm

(Chair)
Size: W 61cm x D 70cm x H 78cm

Product family

Concept

Designed in 1953, Model 137 is also called the Japanese Model as it is inspired by Miajima water gate off the coast of Hiroshima. This series consists of an armchair, a footstool and a sofa which is able to seat two or three people. Made in a very lovely finish with hand-sewn upholstery and frame in walnut or oak. It is low and at the same time extremely comfortable.