When we originally posted the Chieftains Chair designed by Finn Juhl, it was 2011 and it cost $11,500. Today’s price finds it at $17,175, which, unfortunately, is much higher than the rate of inflation. And so goes the world of design classics and their price fluctuations.
Inspired by primitive weaponry, Juhl originally created the chair for the 1949 Cabinetmakers’ Guild in Copenhagen. I’ve long admired this chair, and while the price is firmly outside of any budget I might have in the foreseeable future, I can still appreciate the slight curves and teak and walnut frame that have made it one of the more iconic pieces of mid century design.
This original is an authentic, fully licensed product of Onecollection, House of Finn Juhl™.
Made in Denmark.
Materials: Teak and walnut frame; leather upholstery.
Finn Juhl believed that “the craftsman’s ability to form is probably the same as that of a sculptor.”
From our archives; originally posted May 12, 2011.