53 Chair

By House of Finn Juhl

The 53 Chair is an extravagant piece of furniture and embraces the seated person with genuine comfort. Finn Juhl’s characteristic design feature of separating the carrying elements from the carried is also at play in the 53 Chair. However, this time the separation is achieved via more sophisticated means to give the chair a light and elegant expression. The rear legs, completely free from upholstery, protrude from the floor. In a single, unbroken motion they change direction and expand into an organically shaped armrest, almost animalistic in nature.

The 53 Chair has always been one of Finn Juhl’s most popular and sought-after pieces. It was originally produced in teak and rosewood, which are no longer available. Today, the vintage versions command exceptionally high prices at auctions all over the world.

When introduced at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition in 1953, the 53 Chair quickly became one of Finn Juhl’s most sought after pieces. Originally designed for master joiner Niels Vodder, the 53 Chair is defined by an elegant, sculptural expression. The 53 Chair is available in a variety of textiles and leathers with legs in walnut or oak. An optional cushion is available to order.

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