Finn Juhl - Egyptian Chair
Finn Juhl - Egyptian Chair

Egyptian Chair 1949

Egyptian Chair 1949

Egyptian Chair

Design critics have described Finn Juhl’s Egyptian Chair as a miraculous mix of ancient Egyptian design principles, modern rhythms and aerodynamics. 

Both the Egyptian Chair and the Chieftain Chair are excellent examples of Juhl’s characteristic way of achieving a “room within a room”. 

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About the Egyptian Chair

The chair was first displayed at the 1949 Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition alongside the acclaimed Chieftain Chair. Both chairs are excellent examples of Juhl’s genius within his field. Riding the success of this particular exhibition Juhl experienced his international breakthrough and subsequently became known as one of the fathers of the famous Danish Modern design style.

Many years later, Juhl himself spoke about visiting the Louvre Museum in Paris where he became so enthralled by an antique Egyptian chair, that he “stole” its construction when he designed his own Egyptian Chair. 

Onecollection’s relaunched Egyptian Chair is characterized by its unique craftsmanship. It is produced in walnut or teak with leather or fabric upholstery.

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Finn Juhl


1949, relaunched in 2014


Frame: Walnut, teak, oak
Upholstery: Fabric, leather


Size: W 55cm x D 56cm x H 89cm
Seat height: 44.5cm