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626
Finn Juhl
CHIEFTAIN CHAIR, MODEL NO. FJ49A
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 812,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
626
Finn Juhl
CHIEFTAIN CHAIR, MODEL NO. FJ49A
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 812,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art

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Hong Kong

Finn Juhl
1912 - 1989
CHIEFTAIN CHAIR, MODEL NO. FJ49A
produced by Niels Vodder, Copenhagen, Denmark
designed in 1949
teak and original patinated leather
93 (H) by 101 by 90 cm. 36 1/2 by 39 3/4 by 35 1/4 in.
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Provenance

Private Collection, Denmark

Catalogue Note

As well as drawing inspiration from modern art, Juhl was fascinated with “shapes which defy gravity and create visual lightness”. This obsession with the relationship between the two key elements of a piece of furniture: the carrying and the carried, resulted in forms that while structurally load bearing give the visual impression of floating in the air. In designing his pieces, Juhl would measure his own body and create organic, natural structures designed for comfort as well as elegance. This appreciation of the living human body also defined him against the popular high-tech futuristic style of the time, and has ensured his work remains timeless. - Rose Onans

Contemporary Art

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Hong Kong