A rare example of the stunning, chair by Danish design pioneer Finn Juhl. The NV-53 is named after its cabinetmaker, Niels Vodder, and the year of its design, 1953. Its biomorphic shape—influenced by the Surrealists—and unique, floating design give the chair an ethereal otherworldly character, belying its sturdy and masterful construction. The chair has been reupholstered in Sandra Jordan's Prima Alpaca - French Vanilla Boucle. This is an original piece from 1950's and manufactured in Niels Vodder workshop during Finn Juhl's lifetime. The piece retains its original burn mark. We acquired the chair from the original owner who received it as a wedding present in the 1950's.
Over the years, the 53 Chair has continued to captivate design enthusiasts with its enduring appeal. Its elegant design has proven to be versatile and adaptable, effortlessly complementing a wide range of interior styles. This adaptability has allowed the chair to transcend passing trends, cementing its status as a classic.
Dimensions: 28 in H x 28 in W x 30 in D
To inquire about this piece, please reach out to Nicole at (619) 300-3551
About the Designer:
One of the pivotal figures of Danish design in the 1940s, Finn Juhl introduced Danish Modern to the world, specifically the United States. As an architect and interior and industrial designer, Juhl was best known for his furniture designs that uprooted traditional historicist styles embellished with ornament and plush prevalent in the late 1930s, instead creating modern furniture along the lines of the International Style. Juhl’s Pelican Chair exemplifies the designer’s incorporation of form with function. The chairs, sumptuously sculptural and organic in form, were inspired by Juhl’s philosophy that “a chair is not just a product of decorative art in a space; it is a form and a space in itself.”