Finn Juhl - France Chair
Finn Juhl - France Chair

designed
for
the
American
market

France Chair

Finn Juhl was riding a wave of international success during the 1950’s - not least thanks to his partnership with the Danish furniture manufacturer France & Son. 

C.W.F. France was an English businessman who moved to Denmark in 1936 to head a small mattress factory together with cabinetmaker Eric Daverkosen, who died the following year. During the 1950’s, the factory became enormously successful.

About the France Chair

In 1954 France & Daverkosen produced 60% of all Danish furniture exports and the factory employed 350 people at its peak. In 1957, the company changed its name to France & Son, when his son James France joined the company. In 1966 the company was sold to PoulCadovius. 

The France Chair, or the FJ 136, was designed for the American market in the late 1950’s and was originally delivered flat-packed, which was France’s business idea and the reason for his phenomenal success on the American market.

Onecollection has chosen to re-launch this beautiful Finn Juhl chair from 1958.