The Chieftain Chair 75th Anniversary Edition

Limited Edition Smoked Oak

Introducing the epitome of design excellence: the Limited Edition Chieftain Chair by Finn Juhl. As we celebrate 75 years of this iconic masterpiece, immerse yourself in a journey of unparalleled craftsmanship and visionary aesthetics. This exclusive edition embodies luxury, sophistication, and timeless allure.


Explore the heritage, experience the luxury, and embrace the legacy of the Chieftain Chair Anniversary Edition.

 

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The inspiration of the limited edition chair finds its roots in a rare Finn Juhl watercolor, unearthed only recently. Each anniversary chair will be accompanied by a meticulously hand-dated and numbered edition of this exquisite artwork.

Furthermore, the Chieftain Chair in smoked oak will be accompanied by an exclusive book titled "Lost Danish Treasure," authored by the esteemed American architect and writer, Carl J. D'Silva. This insightful publication delves deep into the rich history, evolution, and profound impact of the Chieftain Chair on Danish design, offering a comprehensive exploration for enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Uncompromising Quality

Hans Henrik Sørensen, Co-founder of House of Finn Juhl, reflects on the anniversary:
"The Chieftain Chair stands as the pinnacle of Finn Juhl's legacy as a furniture designer. It engages both the senses and emotions, serving as an investment not only for a lifetime but also for generations to come. We take immense pride in preserving Finn Juhl's cultural heritage through this exquisite deep olive-brown edition. Even after 75 years, the chair continues to captivate and inspire. It epitomizes unwavering quality, a global perspective, and a daring departure from the norms of its time."

Maintaining authenticity is paramount when House of Finn Juhl unveils a limited edition of this iconic chair. Crafted in-house in Denmark by skilled artisans, each chair undergoes a meticulous process. The rich hue of the wood is achieved through traditional techniques applied to FSC-certified oak, eschewing artificial dyes. Instead, a chemical reaction with the wood's tannic acid naturally imbues it with a deep, enduring colour. Following this, the chair receives multiple oil treatments, culminating in a luxuriously smooth matte finish.

Specifications

  • Design: Finn Juhl
  • Year: 1949
  • Model number: FJ 4900
  • Materials: Solid FSC certified smoked oak
  • Diamensions: W: 100cm D: 88cm H: 92.5cm

There are 366 anniversary editions available, one for each date in the leap year of 2024.

Each chair comes with a hand-dated and numbered print of the rediscovered watercolour and a new book 'Lost Danish Treasure' about the history of the Chieftain Chair

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