A design completely ahead of its time, the Pelican Chair's eye-catching, inviting form stood out when it was first presented at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition in 1940. Defined by a striking, sculptural shape, the low lounge chair creates a sheltered, cosy seating experience, ideal for placing in a living room space. The chair is exceptionally comfortable due to its fluid, organic shape, having been expertly crafted using traditional techniques, and is upholstered in a pair of premium fabric options. The Pelican chair is also available without buttons.
Finn Juhl was born on the 30th January 1912 in Frederiksberg, Denmark.
Although trained in architecture, it was his modern furniture designs that made him an international name. His first pieces of furniture were designed for his own apartment and were manufactured by the young Danish carpenter, Niels Vodder.
In 1946 Juhl got his first major interior assignment at Bing and Grøndahl’s store at Amagertorv in Copenhagen. This later became one of his main works and was awarded with the Eckersberg Medal in 1947. Soon after, he was given the opportunity to help furnish the new headquarters of the United Nations in NY - something which established his name with the American audience.