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In no other design of his is Finn Juhl’s fascination for surrealism more apparent than in the Pelican Chair. Out of all of his many designs,
the Pelican Chair was probably the one furthest ahead of its time.
When it was presented at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition in 1940, it stood out with its unusual shape and sturdy legs.
Finn Juhl normally named his furniture numbers after the year in which they were designed, but over time the nickname "Pelican" stuck to the chair.
Very few were manufactured and the chair was almost forgotten until House of Finn Juhl rediscovered and relaunched the chair in 2001.
The characteristic soft and organic shape is almost like a body holding a body. When you sit down, the chair practically gives you a friendly hug.
Like many of Finn Juhl’s later designs, the chair offers several comfortable ways to sit.
The sculptural chair fits seamlessly into most modern interior styles and works particularly well with the Pelican Table and its close relative,
the Poet Sofa from 1941.
The Pelican Chair is produced in two versions - with or without buttons. It is manufactured with a cushion and upholstered by hand.
Width 85 cm
Height 68 cm
Depth 76 cm
Seat height 37 cm
No concessions are possible with regard to the use of materials for the furniture by Finn Juhl. You can count on the best quality in
fabrics, leather and wood.
The Pelican Chair is available with textile upholstery, in leather and upholstered in merino sheepskin.
For the chairs legs, there is a choice of oak with a clear or dark oil, black stain or smoked oak.
Walnut legs are treated with clear oil.
Buy the Pelican Chair online with a textile upholstery in one of the 32 watercolors in which Finn Juhl has originally designed his furniture.
Check out the fabric and colors on the Kjellerup Ververi website. Choose the desired colour and enter the name and number of the fabric in the textbox.
Or choose the Pelican Chair upholstered in Sheepskin and choose from six colours. Look for the Pelican Chair Sheepskin on our website.
Please contact us or come to the shop to be informed about the full upholstery options, even if you want to combine multiple colours
on your Pelican Chair.
Finn Juhl Organic Danish Design
The Danish modernist Finn Juhl may have been the designer with which organic forms are most visible in his furniture design.
Like other modernist pioneers, Juhl started from scratch with no role models or hereditary limitations.
He designed by measuring and analyzing his own body and how the individual parts of the chair should support the human body.
And unlike his contemporaries, with their streamlined, scaffold-like structures, Juhl strove for a more organic,
The potential strength of the wood was used to the maximum, just like it occurs during the natural growth process of a tree.
As Finn Juhl translated his ideas into bold, smooth joinery where every element of the design flows seamlessly into another,
he also set very high standards for the furniture makers who had to make the design.
The result is visible in beautifully refined, sculptural and iconic work that has been supplied exclusively by House of Finn Juhl
since its restart in 2001.
North Sea Design is an official dealer and has the Finn Juhl Pelican Chair, the Finn Juhl Sideboard
and the Finn Juhl 109 Chair in the showroom.
North Sea Design is an official dealer of the Danish design furniture brand House of Finn Juhl and has of course the Pelican Chair on view.
In addition to this Pelican armchair, we supply all models.
All wood, upholstery and leather samples of our Scandinavian design furniture are available in our showroom in Vorden in the Achterhoek.
We are happy to inform you about all the possibilities that House of Finn Juhl offers.
North Sea Design is the Scandinavian design specialist in the Achterhoek. Visit us during opening hours or contact us
for an appointment at a time that is more convenient to you.
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