Designed in 1957, the Japan series is a result of a partnership with furniture manufacturers, France & Son, where Finn Juhl designed a collection of timeless furniture pieces suited for industrial production at the time. A move away from Juhl’s traditional designs, the Japan series radiates elegant simplicity. The striking walnut frame, visible from every angle, is a reference to the structure of a Japanese temple door. With spacious seat and back cushions that invite you to be seated and relaxed, the laid-back design embodies a beautiful union between expert Danish craftsmanship and elegant Japanese minimalism.
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.