France Chair Finn Juhl 1956
About the France Chair
In 1956, Finn Juhl specifically designed the FJ 136 - which was the chair's original name - for France & Søn. The chair was aimed at the American market where it received considerable success together with a string of other Juhl designs.
Since the chair was designed for industrial production it has a more simple construction than many of Juhl's other designs. However, the chair still maintains the characteristic shapes and distinct separation between the carried and the carrying elements. The chair's upholstered elements, which seem to be floating, as if they were liberated from gravity, make the chair almost aerodynamic. Also the detailed organic shaped armrest is typical Juhl’s design characteristics.