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The Reading Chair - Veneer Seat | Finn Juhl | 1953

The Reading Chair - Veneer Seat | Finn Juhl | 1953

The Reading Chair is designed in 1953 and is one of Finn Juhl’s more simple, yet elegant, pieces. The chair is characterized by intricate details and a unique design. The chair is manufactured in oak with a back piece of oak and walnut or in a fully black painted version. Additionally the chair is also available in a version with an upholstered seat.

Wood Type

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Product details

Design:

Finn Juhl

Year:

1953, relaunched in 2018

Materials:

Frame in solid oak with seat and 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.

Dimensions:

W: 52 cm | D: 58 cm | H: 74 cm
Seat height: 45 cm

The Reading Chair is designed in 1953 and is one of Finn Juhl’s more simple, yet elegant, pieces. The chair is characterized by intricate details and a unique design. The chair is manufactured in oak with a back piece of oak and walnut or in a fully black painted version. Additionally the chair is also available in a version with an upholstered seat.

Product details

Design:

Finn Juhl

Year:

1953, relaunched in 2018

Materials:

Frame in solid oak with seat and 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.

Dimensions:

W: 52 cm | D: 58 cm | H: 74 cm
Seat height: 45 cm

About the Reading Chair - Veneered Seat

A Modern Classic with Refined Details

The Reading Chair is one of Finn Juhl's more simple, yet elegant, pieces. The chair is characterized by intricate details and a quirky story. The chair was designed in 1953 and allows for multiple sitting positions - a unique design function which is typical for Finn Juhl's furniture. Earlier on, the Reading Chair has only been available with an upholstered seat, but it has now been relaunched with a veneered seat - as seen on the very first version, which Finn Juhl designed for the company Bovirke.

The Reading Chair in oak and walnut.
The Characteristics of The Reading Chair - Veneer Seat

Intricate Details and a Quirky Story

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.
The Reading Chair in oak and walnut.
The Reading Chair in oak and walnut.
The Reading Chair in oak and walnut.