Saturday, July 2, 2011

Finn Juhl or S. J. Wiener Clam Shell Chair in Aqua

This is a chair attributed to Finn Juhl, (1912-1989), a Danish architect, interior and industrial designer. Juhl was the designer who introduced "Danish Modern" to the American public. This chair was manufactured by Kodawood in Miami, FL. It seems that there is some question as to whether Juhl designed the chair or an American designer S. J. Wiener. I think the patent may explain it all so I have included it in this post. :) American designers deserve more credit then they often get. I love the chair and am looking forward to getting it cleaned up and redone. It will take a little time to find someone who can re upholster this piece but I think it was a worthwhile save. It just goes to show that you never know what you'll find at a garage sale.

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