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The 46 Chair | Finn Juhl | 1947

The 46 Chair | Finn Juhl | 1947

In 1946 Finn Juhl designed the 46 Armchair. Subsequently he also designed a slightly more minimalistic version without armrests for Bovirke in 1947 - which is now simply known as the 46 Chair because it originates from the 46 Armchair. Both chairs represent the very best of Danish Modern furniture design. Crafted from a solid wooden frame in oak or walnut, combined with a seat and backrest upholstered in textile or leather. The chair is also available with armrests.

Wood Type
Upholstery
Leather

Please note that the actual colours and materials may vary due to different screen balances and settings. While the version shown is supposed to be viewed only as an example, individual material photos can be found via our material page.

Product details

Design:

Finn Juhl

Year:

1947, relaunched in 2018

Materials:

Frame: Walnut or oak

Upholstery:

Textile or leather

Dimensions:

W: 52 cm D: 53 cm H: 82 cm
Seat height: 44 cm

In 1946 Finn Juhl designed the 46 Armchair. Subsequently he also designed a slightly more minimalistic version without armrests for Bovirke in 1947 - which is now simply known as the 46 Chair because it originates from the 46 Armchair. Both chairs represent the very best of Danish Modern furniture design. Crafted from a solid wooden frame in oak or walnut, combined with a seat and backrest upholstered in textile or leather. The chair is also available with armrests.

Product details

Design:

Finn Juhl

Year:

1947, relaunched in 2018

Materials:

Frame: Walnut or oak

Upholstery:

Textile or leather

Dimensions:

W: 52 cm D: 53 cm H: 82 cm
Seat height: 44 cm

The Story Behind the Chair

The Very Best of Danish Modern Furniture Design

Finn Juhl originally designed the 46 Armchair for master cabinetmaker Niels Vodder and presented the chair at the Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition in 1946. After Finn Juhl designed the 46 Armchair, he also designed a slightly more minimalistic version without armrests for Bovirke in 1947 – which is now simply known as the 46 Chair because it originates from the 46 Armchair. Both the 46 Chair and the 46 Armchair represent the very best of Danish Modern furniture design.

The 46 Chair in walnut with 'Elegance' leather upholstery in the colour 'Walnut'.
The 46 Chair in walnut with 'Vegetal' leather upholstery in the colour '98'.
Finn Juhl's philosophy

Separating the Carried and the Carrying Elements

Finn Juhl clearly attempted to emphasize the lightness of the chair by separating the carried and the carrying elements. Beautifully crafted from a solid wooden frame in oak or walnut, combined with a seat and backrest upholstered in textile or leather. The chair is also available with armrests.

The 46 Chair in walnut with 'Sonar 3' upholstery in the colour '0734'.
The 46 Armchair and the 46 Chair in walnut with 'Elegance' leather upholstery in the colour 'Walnut'.

Discover the 46 Armchair

The 46 Chair originates from the 46 Armchair which Finn Juhl originally designed for the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition for master cabinetmaker Niels Vodder in 1946.

Discover
The 46 Armchair in oak (dark oil) with 'Velvet' leather upholstery in the colour '505'.
The 46 Armchair in walnut with 'Vegetal' leather upholstery in the colour '90'.