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

> 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.
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)
 


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)

Sheep skin Group 4

House of Finn Juhl

(One Collection)

 

Pelican chair

 

design

Finn Juhl

, 1940

Designed in 1940, now 70 years old, reborn in the new Millenium, the Pelican is a marvellous piece of design which beckons to every beholder. Its organic form is a good example of the way Finn Juhl was inspired by sculptures and artists such as Picasso, Henry Moore and especially the torsos of Jean Arp. Typical of Finn Juhl, the Pelican is very comfortable and manufactured according to best craftmanship traditions with hand-sewn upholstery. The legs come in several types of wood: maple, walnut, oak and teak.
 
Dimensions H 68cm x W 85cm x D 76cm – seat height 37cm
Upholstery fabric or leather (see below)
Legs oak, walnut or teak
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