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The Chieftain Sofa | Finn Juhl | 1949

The Chieftain Sofa | Finn Juhl | 1949

Alongside the impressive Chieftain Chair, Finn Juhl and cabinetmaker Niels Vodder also introduced the Chieftain Sofa in 1949. Today, this extraordinary piece of furniture is manufactured in a very exclusive, handcrafted version in walnut or oak. The sofa is upholstered by hand in Denmark from extra large hides of the finest quality. The Chieftain Sofa is manufactured in oak or walnut upholstered in leather.

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:

1949, relaunched in 2013

Materials:

Frame: Walnut, Oak

Upholstery:

Leather

Dimensions:

W: 148 cm | D: 88 cm | H: 92.5 cm Seat height: 34.5 cm

Alongside the impressive Chieftain Chair, Finn Juhl and cabinetmaker Niels Vodder also introduced the Chieftain Sofa in 1949. Today, this extraordinary piece of furniture is manufactured in a very exclusive, handcrafted version in walnut or oak. The sofa is upholstered by hand in Denmark from extra large hides of the finest quality. The Chieftain Sofa is manufactured in oak or walnut upholstered in leather.

Product details

Design:

Finn Juhl

Year:

1949, relaunched in 2013

Materials:

Frame: Walnut, Oak

Upholstery:

Leather

Dimensions:

W: 148 cm | D: 88 cm | H: 92.5 cm Seat height: 34.5 cm

About the Chieftain Sofa

A Part of Danish Design History

While the Chieftain Chair immediately went into production, there was, as far as we know, only produced two Chieftain Sofas.

At Designmuseum Danmark in Copenhagen where the Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibitions originally took place, the sofa is still part of the museum’s permanent collection of modern Danish furniture.

The Chieftain Sofa in Wengé with 'Vegetal' leather upholstery in the colour '90'.
The Chieftain Sofa in walnut with 'Elegance' leather upholstery in the colour 'Walnut'.
Finn Juhl's original watercolour depicting the Chieftain sofa from 1949. Photo credit: Pernille Klemp, Designmuseum Danmark
The Chieftain Sofa in walnut with 'Velvet' leather upholstery in the colour '505'.
The Chieftain Sofa in walnut with 'Elegance' leather upholstery in the colour 'Walnut'.
The Chieftain Sofa in walnut with 'Elegance' leather upholstery in the colour 'Walnut'.