Finn Juhl ‘Japan’ sofa for France & Son circa 1950s Danish


Designed in 1953 by Finn Juhl for France & Daverkosen, who in 1957 became France & Son, the Japan sofa is a design classic that was way ahead of its time. Its simple, elegant and still looks modern today, as all the best mid-century pieces do.

Finn Juhl has to be my favourite designer from the period and if you go to Denmark you should make the pilgrimage to his house where so many of his designs can be seen. For some unknown reason a number of dealers say this design is from 1958, but its definitely 1953 .

We’ve cleaned and re-polished the teak and the brass fittings . We’ve re-upholstered it in a lovely Abraham Moon pure wool fabric, which our upholsterer has hand-stitched with meticulous care .

It retains its France & Son label in black which dates it to the late 1950s or early 1960s .

Do note that the Japan series has been re-issued by by permission of Finn Juhl’s widow, but these are only available in oak or walnut. The teak that quality makers such as France & Son used was slow grown forest timber that is no longer available today.

Height : 29″
Seat height : 15″
Width : 49″
Depth : 29″

Materials: Teak

Price: SOLD

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