44 Chair

By House of Finn Juhl

Finn Juhl’s exclusive 44 Chair, also known as the Bone Chair, is now part of the collection to a limited extent. The Chair has achieved cult status within the design world and is solely produced in smaller series. Information on price and delivery time is only available on request from the official Finn Juhl retailers. The first series of chairs will be crafted from oak and walnut, but this may vary in the future depending on the availability of materials. The Chair is upholstered in black or undyed vegetal tanned leather. All chairs are numbered and will be delivered with a signed certificate.

Together with master cabinetmaker Niels Vodder, Finn Juhl presented the 44 Chair at the Cabinetmakers' Exhibition in 1944. Together they challenged how far one could go with wood as the key material. The Bone Chair was originally made from Cuban mahogany, and only 12 chairs were produced. Although Finn Juhl did not acquire a chair for himself at the time, he remedied this 30 years later by purchasing two chairs from one of the original buyers. At that point, Finn Juhl stated that the chair had now become a classic - and, above all, his personal favourite.

With the 44 Chair, Finn Juhl formed a piece of wood into an organic, bone-like shape, earning it the distinctive nickname the Bone Chair. Finn Juhl described the chair's appearance in 1944 as having "an animalistic pleasing character". Like nature's own constructions, the strength of the wood is utilized to the maximum, with the mass distributed where it is needed most. When studying the 44 Chair, this becomes strikingly apparent.

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