Finn Juhl – Chieftain Chair

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The iconic Chieftain Chair is one of Finn Juhl’s absolute masterpieces, representing the peak of his career as a furniture designer. At its introduction in 1949, the chair marked a renewal of the Danish furniture design tradition. Today, it is perceived as one of the most important exponents of the Danish Modern movement.

Product Information about Finn Juhl – Chieftain Chair:

Design: Finn Juhl, 1949 – relaunched 2002


  • Wide 100cm
  • Depth 88cm
  • Hight 92,5cm
  • Seat hight 34,5cm

Weight: 20kg


  • solid wood
    • Oak
      • soaped
      • oiled
    • Walnut
      • oiled
  • Upholstery
    • Leather (Gr. 2-4)



*Please put down you choice of colour (se in link) at the end of the order, into the purchase note.

Also see the FJ 45 Chair by Finn Juhl.

Delivery time:

8-10 weeks

delivery outside of Germany +2 weeks.

The Chieftain Design by Finn Juhl:

At the 1949 Guild Exhibition, Finn Juhl reached his absolute peak as a pioneering furniture designer with the imposing Chieftain Chair. The chair is probably the most well-known piece of all of his chairs and a powerful design, which not only dominates in size and extravagance but also needs a lot of space around it to do itself justice. It is in true and proper fashion a chieftain. It has, with good reason, been called an icon of Danish furniture design.

Finn Juhl was however quite modest about the development process of the chair, and did not have any expectations of its greatness. Finn Juhl said:

“I started drawing the Chieftain Chair one day in the spring of 1949. I was at home, and I started drawing a small sketch around 10 AM with just four vertical lines connected with something. By two or three o’clock in the morning I had painted it. But in reality, I don’t know how long it took me to design that chair. Perhaps I had a vague idea for some time that I wanted to design something bigger. There had been so many small, handy chairs, so I probably felt like designing something a bit more pompous…”

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Additional information
Holzart & Nachbehandlung

Oak soaped, Oak oiled, Walnut oiled

Type of Leather

Passion – Leather, Cervo – Leather Elegance – Leather

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