Chieftains Chair

Designed by Finn Juhl, produced by Onecollection


Item Number: 6779


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With distinctive shapes inspired by primitive weaponry and a seat that appears suspended above the frame, the sculptural form of the Chieftains Chair (1949) changed the future of Danish design. Finn Juhl created the chair for the 1949 Cabinetmakers’ Guild in Copenhagen. During the exhibition, King Frederick IX sat in the chair, causing a journalist to suggest calling it the “King’s Chair.” But Juhl didn’t like how pretentious that sounded and said, “You had better call it a chieftain’s chair,” which the journalist did. (At some point the apostrophe was dropped.) This original is an authentic, fully licensed product of Onecollection, House of Finn Juhl™. Made in Denmark.

  • Finn Juhl believed that “the craftsman’s ability to form is probably the same as that of a sculptor.”
  • The Chieftains Chair received the Danish Design Award in the Classics category for 2012.


Finn Juhl
Finn Juhl

DENMARK (1912–1989)

When you look at the graceful shapes and sensual curves of Finn Juhl’s work, you may be shocked to realize that he designed these pieces 60 to 70 years ago. A pioneering force in his own country, Finn Juhl is also credited, along with fellow Danes Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner, Borge Mogensen and Poul Kjaerholm, with introducing Danish modern to midcentury ...

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H 37.5” W 39” D 34.5” Seat H 13.5”


Teak and walnut frame; leather upholstery.

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