- FINN JUHL / EASY CHAIR BO59
Product number: VT022
Designer name: Finn Juhl
Manufacturer name: Bovirke/Bovirke (Denmark)
Year of design: 1946
Production number: BO59
Easy chair Model BO 59 by master Finn Juhl announced by Danish company Bovirke in 1946.
It is also known as “Westermanns kaminstol” or “Fireplace chair”, and it is very beautiful with its characteristic X joints of the arms and the cross under the seat, which are unique to the master. A popular model with Juhl's features everywhere.
Finn Juhl (Denmark, 1912-1989) /About Finn Juhl
When he was young, Finn Juhl wanted to be an art historian, but his father objected, so he enrolled in the architecture department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, and started working at the architectural office of Wilhelm Lauritzen while still a student.
In 1937, at the age of 25, he exhibited for the first time at an exhibition of the Furniture Craftsmen's Union. I designed a chair that will be a representative work. In 1942, he built his own house in Orlopgaard, north of Copenhagen, where he lived surrounded by furniture and daily necessities of his own design.
In the 1950s, he expanded his field of activity to the United States, and became known internationally, such as by working on the interior and furniture design of the Trusteeship Council meeting room in the United Nations headquarters building. He is also active as an architect and interior designer in a wide range of fields, including the interior design of Scandinavian Airlines offices and passenger aircraft, and the design of exhibition halls that introduce Danish design held around the world.