The 48 Chair is part of the 48 Series, which was presented at the Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition in 1948. The chair is easily recognized because of Finn Juhl’s characteristic, sculptural shapes and delicate details. The organically shaped seat and backrest are raised from the carrying frame in an almost demonstrative manner, visually lifting the seated person, making it appear as if the law of gravity has been defeated.
Additionally, the 48 Chair is characterized by the use of multiple materials. Today, it is rare to see furniture that employs two different types of wood. This type of contrast has been left almost entirely to Finn Juhl despite the many years that have passed. The 48 Chair is available in oak with armrests and toes in walnut and a version entirely in walnut. The chair is upholstered in either textile or leather.