The characteristic soft and organic shapes almost look like a body holding another body. When you sit down, the armchair hugs you in an inviting, friendly way. Like many of Finn Juhls later designs, the chair invites you to sit comfortably in different positions.
In hardly any of his designs does Finn Juhl’s fascination for Surrealism appear as clearly as in the Pelican Chair. It was presented at the Copenhagen Carpenters Guild Exhibition in 1940 and was distinguished by its unusual shape and stable legs. Finn Juhl usually named his furniture after the year it was designed, but over time the nickname “Pelican” caught on. Very few were made over time and the chair was almost forgotten until it was rediscovered and relaunched in 2001.
As a tribute to the Pelican Chair, House of Finn Juhl is launching it in natural sheepskin from Gotland. This upholstery gives the chair an individual and unique expression, as the warmth of the sheepskin pleasantly underlines the character of the sculptural chair.
The supply of sheepskin from Gotland is seasonal, the quantity for sale will be limited.
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