Finn Juhl "Bwana" Chair with Ottoman for France & Son


Iconic Danish modern “Bwana” chair and ottoman designed by Finn Juhl for France & Son in Denmark in 1962. Originally designed as an updated version of the Chieftain chair, the Bwana Model-152 chair features a sculpted teak wood frame and new full grain leather upholstery in a creamy tan tone. The chair features a curved, sculpted support which extends across the upper back and armrests that are complete with pommel handrests at the front. The ottomans curvilinear design and proportions are ideal for longer periods of sitting, exemplifying Juhl’s exceptional craftsmanship for optimal comfort.

$ 12,800 / set




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SPECIFICATIONS


Designer

by Finn Juhl

Country

Denmark

Manufacturer

France & Søn

Date of Manufacturer

1960-1969

Period Style

Danish Modern

Materials

Teak Wood, New Full Grain Leather

Condition

Excellent

Extra Conditions

Newly Refinished & Reupholstered

Dimensions

35.5in H x 33.5in W x 33in D
Seat Height 17in
Ottoman: 16in H x 24.5in W x 17.5in D

Number of Items

2

ID Number

5258 & PENDING

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Finn Juhl

Architect, Interior Designer, and Industrial Designer, Finn Juhl, is known as a leading figure in the creation of Danish Modern design. His furniture designs, with their soft edges and organic shapes, catapulted him to fame both internationally and nationally. His ideas became profoundly revolutionary in Mid-Century modern design.

Born on January 30 in Copenhagen, Juhl had an affinity for art history and wanted to further study the subject. He spent much of his time visiting the National Gallery of Denmark. His father, opposed to his career choice, suggested he study architecture instead. During the 1930’s, Juhl enrolled at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts to study architecture. Shortly before graduating, he worked with architect Vilhelm Lauritzen and designed for him for about ten years.

Juhl debuted at the Cabinetmakers’ Guild exhibitions and worked on models for cabinetmaker, Niels Vodder, which would span a partnership of about 20 years. Although he never formally studied furniture design, he challenged himself with the task. In 1939 he created the Pelikan Chair which was highly criticized but marked a successful path for his career. Most of his chairs can be identified by the unique floating features as the backs and seats appear to float atop the frames.

His collaboration with Viggo Boesen earned him the C.F. Hansen award for young architects. He decided to open his design office in Nyhavn, Copenhagen in 1945. That same year, he designed the Bing & Grøndahl store and Svend Schaumann’s florist’s shop in Copenhagen. Impressed by Juhl’s work, Edgar Kaufmann Jr., the director of the Department of Industrial Design at the MoMA in New York, became a close friend of Juhl.

His designs include his most exclusive chair, the Chieftain Chair, and the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, now contemplated as the masterpiece of his career. He also created a furniture collection for Baker Furniture Inc., furnished the ambassador's residence at the Royal Danish Embassy, Washington D.C., and redesigned the Georg Jensen store on Fifth Avenue in New York.

Juhl is known for having been one of the first to introduce Danish Modern to America and is one of the leading characters of the mid-20th century Danish design movement.



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PRODUCT CARE


Wood

  • Keep the furniture in a cool, dry place
  • Avoid furniture's direct exposure to rain, sun or wind
  • Avoid placing hot objects directly on the piece to prevent undesirable marks or permanent circles.
  • Avoid placing objects that may cause scratches to the surface
  • Clean using water only in small quantities and apply it with soft, damp cloth
  • After damp cloth wipe with a soft, dry cloth
  • You can use other liquids that are especially for cleaning wood furniture. Take into account the type of wood and follow the manufacturer's instructions

Leather

  • Do not expose leather directly to sunlight and sources of heat to protect and ensure a long life for the material
  • You can use the vacuum cleaner to clean the surface as long as the nozzle is in good condition and has the soft mouthpiece
  • Use a soft, dry cloth
  • If necessary, you can clean the surface using a damp cloth smooth in texture
  • Avoid spilling liquids on the surface
  • Use only leather cleaning substances and follow the manufacturer's instructions
  • You can buy a leather protection solution to apply protection to the leather; use it according to leather type and following the manufacturer's instructions

Finn Juhl "Bwana" Chair with Ottoman for France & Son

$ 12,800 / set





  43 customer reviews

Read helpful customer reviews
from Etsy.com


Iconic Danish modern “Bwana” chair and ottoman designed by Finn Juhl for France & Son in Denmark in 1962. Originally designed as an updated version of the Chieftain chair, the Bwana Model-152 chair features a sculpted teak wood frame and new full grain leather upholstery in a creamy tan tone. The chair features a curved, sculpted support which extends across the upper back and armrests that are complete with pommel handrests at the front. The ottomans curvilinear design and proportions are ideal for longer periods of sitting, exemplifying Juhl’s exceptional craftsmanship for optimal comfort.

SPECIFICATIONS




    Designer: by Finn Juhl

    Country: Denmark

    Manufacturer: France & Søn

    Date of Manufacture: 1960-1969

    Period Style: Danish Modern

    Materials: Teak Wood, New Full Grain Leather

    Condition: Excellent

    Extra Conditions: Newly Refinished & Reupholstered

    Dimensions: 35.5in H x 33.5in W x 33in D
    Seat Height 17in
    Ottoman: 16in H x 24.5in W x 17.5in D

    Number of Items: 2

    ID Number: 5258 & PENDING



SHOPPING WITH D.M.L.A. MEANS


Quality Management

Our quality management system allows us to provide you with exclusive products of a very high caliber.

Pro Customer Service

Friendly assistance through efficient communication focused on providing you timely information.

Authenticity Guaranteed

Each product is meticulously evaluated by our team of experts, guaranteeing you top quality authenticity.

Secure Online Purchasing

With our online shopping system, you can acquire precious treasures in a comfortable, safe and reliable way.

SHIPPING

Shipping around the world

RETURNS ACCEPTED

All items can be returned or exchanged

ONLINE PAYMENT METHODS

We accept the following methods

Visa Logo Master Card Logo Pay Pal Logo American Express Logo Discover Logo

MEET THE DESIGNER


Finn Juhl



Architect, Interior Designer, and Industrial Designer, Finn Juhl, is known as a leading figure in the creation of Danish Modern design. His furniture designs, with their soft edges and organic shapes, catapulted him to fame both internationally and nationally. His ideas became profoundly revolutionary in Mid-Century modern design.

Born on January 30 in Copenhagen, Juhl had an affinity for art history and wanted to further study the subject. He spent much of his time visiting the National Gallery of Denmark. His father, opposed to his career choice, suggested he study architecture instead. During the 1930’s, Juhl enrolled at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts to study architecture. Shortly before graduating, he worked with architect Vilhelm Lauritzen and designed for him for about ten years.

Juhl debuted at the Cabinetmakers’ Guild exhibitions and worked on models for cabinetmaker, Niels Vodder, which would span a partnership of about 20 years. Although he never formally studied furniture design, he challenged himself with the task. In 1939 he created the Pelikan Chair which was highly criticized but marked a successful path for his career. Most of his chairs can be identified by the unique floating features as the backs and seats appear to float atop the frames.

His collaboration with Viggo Boesen earned him the C.F. Hansen award for young architects. He decided to open his design office in Nyhavn, Copenhagen in 1945. That same year, he designed the Bing & Grøndahl store and Svend Schaumann’s florist’s shop in Copenhagen. Impressed by Juhl’s work, Edgar Kaufmann Jr., the director of the Department of Industrial Design at the MoMA in New York, became a close friend of Juhl.

His designs include his most exclusive chair, the Chieftain Chair, and the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, now contemplated as the masterpiece of his career. He also created a furniture collection for Baker Furniture Inc., furnished the ambassador's residence at the Royal Danish Embassy, Washington D.C., and redesigned the Georg Jensen store on Fifth Avenue in New York.

Juhl is known for having been one of the first to introduce Danish Modern to America and is one of the leading characters of the mid-20th century Danish design movement.

Read More...


PRODUCT CARE


Wood

  • Keep the furniture in a cool, dry place
  • Avoid furniture's direct exposure to rain, sun or wind
  • Avoid placing hot objects directly on the piece to prevent undesirable marks or permanent circles.
  • Avoid placing objects that may cause scratches to the surface
  • Clean using water only in small quantities and apply it with soft, damp cloth
  • After damp cloth wipe with a soft, dry cloth
  • You can use other liquids that are especially for cleaning wood furniture. Take into account the type of wood and follow the manufacturer's instructions

Leather

  • Do not expose leather directly to sunlight and sources of heat to protect and ensure a long life for the material
  • You can use the vacuum cleaner to clean the surface as long as the nozzle is in good condition and has the soft mouthpiece
  • Use a soft, dry cloth
  • If necessary, you can clean the surface using a damp cloth smooth in texture
  • Avoid spilling liquids on the surface
  • Use only leather cleaning substances and follow the manufacturer's instructions
  • You can buy a leather protection solution to apply protection to the leather; use it according to leather type and following the manufacturer's instructions