Fireplace Chair

By House of Finn Juhl

When Finn Juhl began his collaboration with Bovirke in the mid-1940s, the alliance yielded some of Finn Juhl's most iconic designs, including the Reading Chair, the 46 Sofa, and maybe most notably, the Fireplace Chair. A chair that effortlessly captures the spirit of Finn Juhl's design philosophy, exuding warmth and fostering engaging conversation. It encapsulates the design traits which Finn Juhl is famous for, such as the separation between the carrying and the carried elements, while adding a playful feature in the form of a graceful cross-brace between the legs, vividly showcasing the unparalleled craftsmanship.

The design for the Fireplace Chair evolved from an armchair that Finn Juhl designed for book publisher Poul Westermann in 1943, which was crafted by Niels Vodder. The initial design featured the characteristic cross-struts beneath the seat but lacked the elegance of its successor. The version of the Fireplace Chair that Finn Juhl later designed for Bovirke, now relaunched by House of Finn Juhl, is also known as the BO59.

The Fireplace Chair is a timeless design originally conceived by Finn Juhl in 1946. Finn Juhl designed the Fireplace Chair for the company Bovirke, and it is also referred to as the BO59. With sensual details such as the paper-knife armrest and its lavish informal comfort, the Fireplace Chair is a true Finn Juhl classic. We manufacture the chair at our production facilities in Vejen, Denmark, using FSC® certified ash, oak or walnut. The chair can be upholstered in leather or textile.

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