94% new wool, 6% nylon – 31 available colours – 100.000 Martindale (durability)
90% new wool, 10% nylon – 18 available colours – 100.000 Martindale (durability)
92% wool / 8% nylon – 27 available colours – 60.000 Martindale (durability)
90% wool / 10% nylon – 27 available colours – 100.000 Martindale (durability)
90% wool / 10% helanca – 47 available colours – 100.000 Martindale (durability)
90% wool / 10% nylon – 28 available colours – 100.000 Martindale (durability)
58% wool / 25% viscose / other – 24 available colours – 50.000 Martindale (durability)

upholstery fabrics

100% wool – 27 available colours – 45.000 Martindale (durability)
100% wool – 24 available colours – 45.000 Martindale (durability)
100% wool  – 56 available colours – 45.000 Martindale (durability)
90% wool / 10% nylon – 50 available colours – 100.000 Martindale (durability)
90% wool / 10% nylon – 37 available colours – 80.000 Martindale (durability)
92% wool / 8% nylon – 49 available colours – 100.000 Martindale (durability)
70% wool / 30% viscose – 58 available colours – 100.000 Martindale (durability)
Prestige is a full grain leather, soft to touch, with a slight shine. It's a strong yet supple leather.
Despite its upscale appearance, Prestige has an appealing practical side, as well. The protective surface finish makes it durable and entirely smudge-proof.

> Prestige leather – group 1

leathers

As a teenager, Finn Juhl wanted to become an art historian, having a passion for the fine arts since childhood. His father stopped him and Finn Juhl started architectural studies. Later, when his fame as a designer of furniture acquired, he speaks of himself as an autodidact, in reference to this upset vocation that forced him to walk intellectually on a lonely way. His style owes much to this singular trajectory, with its non academic interpretation of art visible in his work. Finn Juhl started his studies in 1930, a key period which saw the birth of modern design and furniture.
 
His modern offices in central Copenhagen was greeting his visitors with a huge Japanese fish in paper, symbol of imagination. And rather than addressing the design of a furniture from an functional angle, in the classical manner, Finn Juhl approached his work in the manner of a sculptor, seeking the beauty of the volume and shape, life and expressiveness, an approach that, in the 1940s and 1950s, was then completely new. For Finn Juhl, it was clear that furniture could not be limited to function, but should also express an artistic sensibility.
Finn Juhl
(1912-1989)
 
 

> Nevada leather – group 2

Nevada is a full-grain, vacuum-tanned, smooth aniline leather. The hide is firm, but supple with an exceptional grain. The best choice when looking for Saddle-type leather. Visible insect bites, healed wounds and fat stripes contribute to the exclusive look.

> Elegance leather – group 4

> Classic leather – group 3

Elegance is an exquisite type of leather of the finest quality European oxhide. It has an exclusive and natural look and is soft and pleasant to the touch. Elegance is aniline leather and is chrome tanned but then subsequently vegetable tanned, which gives the leather greater firmness. This type of leather has a natural and raw surface, allowing the leather to breathe and offers excellent sitting comfort as well as a feeling of exclusivity. The leather is full grain, which means that its natural surface structure has been preserved and all natural markings are visible. Natural markings are the hallmarks of the animal’s active life and give the piece of furniture a unique sense of character. Elegance leather varies in colour from hide to hide and acquires a beautiful, lighter patina with use and exposure to sunlight.
Classic is a durable and very user-friendly type of leather, giving a more uniform look on upholstered furniture. Classic is pigmented and has a strong surface finish, making the leather resilient to dirt and light exposure so that the leather maintains its looks over time. The surface has a slight grain, which means that the natural structure is visible. This gives a very pure expression, almost without visible natural markings.

ready made chairs

customize your chairs
The France Chair can be customized by the choice of fabric or leather. You will find below a preselection of fabrics and leathers particularly suited for this armchair. Do not hesitate to contact us to talk directly of your project. We also have at your disposal a wide collection of fabrics and leathers samples, we will gladly send it you free of charge (against deposit).
> black painted oak + Tonus 244 fabric
> oak + cognac Prestige leather
The France chair was originally put into production in 1956 by the company France & Daverkosen – later named France & Son. During the 50’s the English gentleman  C. W. F. France teamed up with the most promising Danish furniture designers - most prominently Finn Juhl. The designers developed furniture of a very high standard and manufactured these at an industrial scale that could be sold flat-packed. This strategy paved the way for exporting the furniture at a fraction of the usual cost.
  
It became an enormous success. In the middle of the 1950's the company produced 60% of the total Danish furniture export. Danish design became trendsetting in Germany, the UK and not least in the USA, where the term Danish Modern became internationally known – a movement that today has seen great revival. Also the France chair was aimed at the American market where it received considerable success together with a string of other Juhl designs.
  
Today Onecollection is manufacturing the France Chair in Denmark just like the original ones. Since the chair was made for industrial production it has a slightly more simple construction than some of Finn Juhl’s other designs. Nevertheless it is hard to believe that the organic shapes and the amount of details were possible to make at industrial scale at the time it was launched. The chair's upholstered elements, which seem to be floating, as if they were liberated from gravity, make the chair almost aerodynamic. Also the detailed organic shaped armrest is typical Finn Juhl design characteristics. The frame comes in beech, oak or black stain with upholstery in leather or fabric.
 
Dimensions 80x72xH81cm, seat height 38cm.
Wood oak, black painted oak, beech, black painted beech

House of Finn Juhl

(One Collection)

 

France Chair

 

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Finn Juhl

,1956

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