The 45 Chair is the definition of a true masterpiece, and has become symbolic for Finn Juhl’s design genius. The chair was presented at the Copenhagen Cabinetmaker’s Guild Exhibition in 1945 and has been called “the mother of all modern chairs” by the Japanese professor and chair expert Mr. Noritsugu Oda.
This chair was one of the first to break free of the current tradition for armchairs by freeing the upholstered areas from the wooden frame. With the 45 Chair, Juhl created the elegant and 'easy' chair that he had been working towards for many years. The result was a clean, strong and elegant chair - and a quiet revolution.
The space between the frame and the seat creates a lightness which, combined with its organic shape and sublime detailing, creates a unique beauty. The chair is also extremely comfortable and thus appeals to all senses.
1945, Relaunched 2003
Frame: Walnut, teak, oak
Upholstery: Fabric or Leather
Size: H 88cm, W 66,5cm,
Seat Hight: 42cm