Designed in 1957 in partnership with furniture manufacturers France & Son, the Japan series takes inspiration from traditional Japanese building techniques. Defined by a visible, solid horizontal backrest, which sits elegantly upon the slightly tapered legs, the walnut frame is a reference to a traditional Japanese temple door. With an open, spacious seat, finished with hand-sewn upholstery, the minimalist design truly invites you to sit back and relax. A stunning addition to a contemporary living room, the Japan Lounge Chair fuses the beauty of Japanese traditions with the expert nature of Danish craftsmanship.
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.