Key facts

Product:
Chieftain Chair
Family:
Chieftain
Manufacturer:
onecollection >
Designer:
Finn Juhl >
Architonic ID:
1054388
Country:
Denmark
Launched:
1949
Manufacturer groups :
Seating-Armchairs >
Lounge area/Waiting room-Lounge chairs >
Groups:
Seating-Armchairs >
Lounge area/Waiting room-Lounge chairs >

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.

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