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Finn Juhl (b. Frederiksberg 1912, d. Ordrup 1989)

“Pelican Chair”. Easy chair with walnut legs. Sides, seat, back and loose cushion upholstered in orange Davina wool from Kvadrat. Designed 1940. Manufactured by Onecollection.

The Pelican's organic shape is a good example of the way Finn Juhl was inspired by abstract sculptures and artists.

The Pelican Chair was first presented at the Copenhagen Cabinet-makers' 14th Guild exhibition at Designmuseum Danmark the 20th September - 6th October 1940.

Literature: Grete Jalk [red.], 40 Years of Danish Furniture Design, vol. 2. pp. 128–129.

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Condition

Minor wear due to age and use. Minor marks and scratches, primarily shoe marks on legs. Stains on seat cusion. Exhibition model.

Auction

Modern art and design, 11 May 2021

Category
Estimate

15,000–20,000 kr

Sold

Price realised

14,500 kr  

6 bids

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913448 (Auto bid) 14,500 kr
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