The Unique Character of Oak
Wood of the highest quality is crucial for producing Finn Juhl's furniture. When wood is carefully selected, it possesses unique qualities that ensure durability for generations. The distinctive and natural structure of the wood brings life and movement to the furniture, making it an ideal choice for crafting organic designs like Finn Juhl's. Oak is a strong and versatile type of wood with open pores and a clear, fine structure. Oak has been the dominant building material for humans for thousands of years. All the oak used in producing Finn Juhl's furniture is carefully selected European oak from FSC®-certified forests.
The Reading Chair in Oak
The oak Reading Chair comes with two different oil treatments, each offering its own unique expression: light and dark. You can opt for a clear oil to preserve the oak's light tone, maintaining the wood's original colour. On the other hand, choosing the dark oil treatment will provide a deeper, warmer, and darker tone that enhances the wood's structure.
Both types of oil protect the wood's surface and make it resistant to water and stains. The oil absorbs into the wood, creating a smooth and almost silky surface, where you can both see and feel the wood's natural texture.
Danish Craftsmanship and Comfort
In 1953, Finn Juhl designed the Reading Chair for the furniture manufacturer Bovirke. Today, it stands as a timeless classic. With its simple lines and subtle, elegant details, the chair is not only suitable for private homes but also for hotels and restaurants. The seat is meticulously hand-upholstered in textile or leather, ensuring optimal comfort.
Additionally, the Reading Chair offers diverse seating options - a hallmark of many of Finn Juhl's designs. Once seated, one can appreciate how the horizontal back piece elegantly supports the elbows. This feature showcases the thoughtful simplicity of the design.
The chair is the result of experienced craftsmanship carried out at House of Finn Juhl's own furniture factory in the city of Vejen, Denmark.