Finn Juhl, the master of Danish Modern, originally designed the iconic Pelican Chair in walnut and Kvadrat Remix upholstery in 1940.
Inspired by the abstract shapes of surrealism, the Pelican Chair was first exhibited at Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition in 1940 where it stood out because of its unusual shape and sturdy legs.
Today the chair stands above the rest thanks to its elegant walnut legs and hand-sewn upholstery available in six different hues of Kvadrat’s Remix fabric. A blend of worsted new wool and nylon, the Remix fabric was designed by Giulio Ridolfo and lends an extra contemporary touch to the piece.
Famed for its exceptional comfort, the Pelican Chair was designed to offer a wide array of seating positions to bring maximum comfort to any space. With two deep arms that seem to embrace you when seated, this chair provides unparalleled comfort.
The first Danish furniture designer to achieve international recognition, Finn Juhl is seen by many as the master of Danish Modern. A self-taught designer, he originally studied to become an architect but worked with the mindset of a sculptor when creating his designs. Rather than thinking in terms of practicality, Finn Juhl broke free from the constraints of conventional working methods to create truly innovative designs.