Finn Juhl - France Chair
Finn Juhl - France Chair

France Chair 1956

France Chair 1956

France Chair

Finn Juhl was riding a wave of international success during the 1950s - in part thanks to his partnership with the Danish furniture manufacturer France & Son. 

C.W.F. France was an English businessman who moved to Denmark in 1936 to head a small mattress factory together with cabinetmaker Eric Daverkosen, who passed away the following year. During the 1950s, the factory became enormously successful.

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About the France Chair

In 1954 France & Daverkosen accounted for 60% of all Danish furniture exports and the factory employed 350 people at its peak. In 1957, the company changed its name to France & Son, when his son James France joined the company. In 1966 the company was sold to Poul Cadovius. 

The FJ 136, or the France Chair as it is also known, was designed for the American market in the late 1950s and was originally delivered flat-packed, which was France’s business idea and the main driver for his phenomenal success on the American market.

Onecollection has chosen to relaunch this beautiful Finn Juhl chair from 1956.

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Finn Juhl


1956, relaunched in 2016


Frame: Beech, black painted beech, oak, black painted oak, smoked oak
Upholstery: Fabric or leather


Size: W 80cm x D 72cm x H 81cm
Seat height: 38cm