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Japan Sofa | Three Seater | Finn Juhl | 1957

Japan Sofa | Three Seater | Finn Juhl | 1957

Even with the Japan Sofa's simple construction, Finn Juhl was true to his idea of emphasizing the difference between the carried and the carrying elements by separating the backrest from the bearing frame with brackets in brass. The Japan Sofa Three Seater is available in oak or walnut with upholstery in textile.

Wood Type
Upholstery
Hallingdal
Hallingdal beskrivelse
Remix
321
Vidar
Watercolour

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:

1957, relaunched in 2007

Materials:

Frame: Oak or walnut

Upholstery:

Textile

Dimensions:

W: 180 cm | D: 70 cm | H: 78 cm
Seat height: 35 cm

Even with the Japan Sofa's simple construction, Finn Juhl was true to his idea of emphasizing the difference between the carried and the carrying elements by separating the backrest from the bearing frame with brackets in brass. The Japan Sofa Three Seater is available in oak or walnut with upholstery in textile.

Product details

Design:

Finn Juhl

Year:

1957, relaunched in 2007

Materials:

Frame: Oak or walnut

Upholstery:

Textile

Dimensions:

W: 180 cm | D: 70 cm | H: 78 cm
Seat height: 35 cm

About the Japan Sofa

Finn Juhl's Inspiration from Japan

The sublime simplicity of the Japan Sofa is a far cry from some of Finn Juhl's earliest furniture designs and is inspired by traditional Japanese building techniques. The solid horizontal backrest, resting on the slightly tapered legs, is a reference to a Japanese temple door. The backrest ends in a circular recess, adding an optically refined impression with great effect. That was very typical of Finn Juhl, who famously said that deviation is in the detail.

Finn Juhl’s partnership with the furniture manufacturer France & Son gave birth to a series of furniture well-suited for industrial production, while staying true to the ideals of simple designs that reigned in the 1950s.

The most famous example of this cooperation is probably the Japan Series from 1957, which consists of a lounge chair, a footstool, a two seater sofa and a three seater sofa.

The Japan Sofa with oak frame (dark oil) and 'Pilot' upholstery in the colour '752' on the back and 'Fuse' upholstery in the colour '191' on the seat.
Finn Juhl's original drawing of the Japan Series. Photo credit: Pernille Klemp, Designmuseum Danmark
The Japan Sofa with oak frame (dark oil) and 'Canvas' upholstery in the colour '836'.
The Japan Sofa with oak frame (dark oil) and 'Canvas' upholstery in the colour '836'.
The Japan Series

More Furniture From Finn Juhl's Japan Series

The Japan Series consists of a lounge chair, a footstool, a two seater sofa and a three seater sofa. Discover the series series below.