45 Chair – Press Material – April 2012

Design: Finn Juhl 1945

Finn Juhl was a pioneer in Danish design. In 1945 he designed this fantastic armchair, which was one of the first to break with tradition by freeing the seat and back from the frame.

The “45”-chair has become the classic symbol of Juhl’s design.

Uncluttered, light and elegant, combined in lively motion, seemed to be the secret to his art. The air between the frame and the seat of the chair created a lightness that reflected beauty and floating grace. In this way, the chair created pleasure both when looking at it, as well as in its practical use.

The result was an easy, elegant and tantalising expression that came to characterise Finn Juhl and make him world famous as an unrivalled designer.

Model 45 is an example of high quality craftsmanship with carefully selected wood and upholstered with leather or fabric.





Design: Finn Juhl 1945