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The Reading Chair | Finn Juhl | 1953

The Reading Chair | Finn Juhl | 1953

In 1953, Finn Juhl designed this simple yet impeccably designed and visually pleasing chair. Perfectly suited for private homes, hotels, restaurants, and conference facilities alike, the Reading Chair exemplifies unpretentious elegance. Manufactured in oak, it features a back piece of oak and walnut or comes in a fully black painted version, as well as an option in light ash wood. The seat can be upholstered in either textile or leather. Additionally, a version of the chair with a veneered seat is also available.

Wood Type
Upholstery
Leather
Watercolour
Hallingdal
Hallingdal beskrivelse
Remix
321
Vidar

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:

1953, relaunched in 2015

Materials:

Frame in solid oak with a back piece in plywood of oak and walnut with an outer layer in walnut. Horizontal top piece in solid oak and walnut. Also available in a fully black painted variant or an option in ash wood.

Upholstery:

Seat: Textile or leather

Model and Dimensions:

FJ 5310
W: 52 cm D: 58 cm H: 74 cm
Seat height: 45 cm

In 1953, Finn Juhl designed this simple yet impeccably designed and visually pleasing chair. Perfectly suited for private homes, hotels, restaurants, and conference facilities alike, the Reading Chair exemplifies unpretentious elegance. Manufactured in oak, it features a back piece of oak and walnut or comes in a fully black painted version, as well as an option in light ash wood. The seat can be upholstered in either textile or leather. Additionally, a version of the chair with a veneered seat is also available.

Product details

Design:

Finn Juhl

Year:

1953, relaunched in 2015

Materials:

Frame in solid oak with a back piece in plywood of oak and walnut with an outer layer in walnut. Horizontal top piece in solid oak and walnut. Also available in a fully black painted variant or an option in ash wood.

Upholstery:

Seat: Textile or leather

Model and Dimensions:

FJ 5310
W: 52 cm D: 58 cm H: 74 cm
Seat height: 45 cm

About the Reading Chair

Simple Yet Elegant

In 1953, Finn Juhl designed this simple yet elegant dining chair for the furniture manufacturer Bovirke, which we have relaunched under the name the Reading Chair. This chair is perfectly fit for private homes, hotels, restaurants and conference facilities alike.

The Reading Chair in oak and walnut with 'Nevada' leather upholstery in the colour 'Cognac'.
The characteristics of The Reading Chair

A Modern Classic with Refined Details

Finn Juhl designed the Reading Chair as both a dining room chair and as a reading chair. It is designed to be equally comfortable whether you choose to sit facing the front or the back. This might sound both odd and complicated, but thanks to Finn Juhl’s genius, the result was a simple, unpretentious, yet thoroughly well-designed and visually pleasing chair.

The Reading Chair in oak and walnut with 'Nevada' leather upholstery in the colour 'Cognac'.
The Reading Chair in black painted oak with 'Nevada' leather upholstery in the colour 'Black'.
Finn Juhl's Reading Chair entirely in oak (dark oil) and upholstered with 'Watercolour' textile in the colour 'Himalaya'.
Organic shapes and brass details.
Finn Juhl's Reading Chair in FSC®-certified ash (clear oil).
The Reading Chair in FSC®-certified ash (clear oil). Photographed above in VITA leather from Sørensen Leather, crafted from Danish raw hides.