THE JAPAN CHAIR | FINN JUHL | 1957
Even with its simple construction, Finn Juhl remained true to his idea of emphasizing the distinction between the carried and carrying elements by separating the backrest from the supporting frame using brass brackets.
THE STORY BEHIND THE CHAIR
Serene Simplicity in its Finest Form
The Japan Chair is defined by its elegant frame which is visible from every angle. The curvy shape radiates serene simplicity and is a reference to a traditional Japanese temple door.
Finn Juhl’s partnership with the furniture manufacturer France & Son gave birth to a series of furniture well-suited for industrial production, while staying true to the ideals of organic shapes within simple designs that reigned in the 1950s. The most famous example of this cooperation is probably the Japan Series from 1957, which consists of a lounge chair, a footstool, a two seater sofa and a three seater sofa.
FINN JUHL’S INSPIRATION
The Japanese Connection
The sublime simplicity of the chair is a far cry from his earlier furniture designs and is inspired by traditional Japanese building techniques. The solid horizontal backrest, resting on the slightly tapered legs, is a reference to a Japanese temple door. The backrest ends in a circular recess, adding an optically refined impression with great effect – a characteristic which is very typical of Finn Juhl, who famously said that the deviation is in the detail.
- from The House of Finn Juhl website
Here, at Retrospekt, we are fortunate to offer a pair of authentic Japan chairs in teak. Contact us for pricing. Serious enquiries only please.