Pelican Chair | Finn Juhl


Pelican Chair | Finn Juhl

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Fabric (100% Danish Cashmere):

100% Danish cashmere imported from Denmark

Fabric - Dark Grey

Premium Dark Grey Cashmere imported from Denmark.

Fabric - Light Grey

Premium Light Grey Cashmere imported from Denmark.

Fabric - Red

Premium Red Cashmere imported from Denmark.

Fabric - Orange

Premium Orange Cashmere imported from Denmark.

Fabric - Blue

Premium Blue Cashmere imported from Denmark.

Fabric - Green

Premium Green Cashmere imported from Denmark.

Fabric-Light Purple

Premium Light Purple Cashmere imported from Denmark.

Fabric - Black

Premium Black Cashmere imported from Denmark.

Fabric - White

Premium White Cashmere imported from Denmark.

Top Grain Leather:

Top grain leather is the second strongest type of leather. This leather type is recommended for commercial use. For personal use, we definitely recommend Aniline leather. Leather Weight(g/m²): 800

Top Grain - Black

Top Grain Black Leather imported from Europe.

Top Grain - White

Top Grain White Leather imported from Europe.

Aniline Italian Leather:

Aniline is 100% Italian leather, features the waxy oil finished on top which makes the leather much durable, comfortable, last longer and it is thicker than Top grain leather.
Leather Weight(g/m²): 865

Aniline - Black

Aniline Black Leather imported from Italy and features waxy oil finish on top .

Aniline - White

Aniline White Leather imported from Italy and features waxy oil finish on top .

Aniline - Dark Brown

Aniline Dark Brown Leather imported from Italy and features waxy oil finish on top .

Aniline - Cigar Brown

Aniline Cigar Brown Leather imported from Italy and features waxy oil finish on top .

Select Wood Veneer:
Natural Oak Finish

All veneers are imported from North America and they are all natural veneers, not printed.

Walnut Finish

All veneers are imported from North America and they are all natural veneers, not printed.





  • Frame: Molded fiberglass shell.
  • Upholstery: Hand-sewn double-stitched upholstery.
  • Legs: Thick solid legs in wooden finish of your choosing.
  • Safety information: Each material is non-harmful, resistant to fire, and child friendly.
  • This item is not manufactured by or affiliated with the original designer(s) and associated parties.
  • Customers reviews: Read verified reviews here

Product Dimensions:

  • Width: 33″ x Depth: 32.6″ x Height: 27.9″
  • Seat height: 15.3″
  • Seat depth: 23″
  • Packing Size: 36.2″ x 33.4″ x 29.5″
  • Net Weight: 50.7 lbs

* All measurements of the Pelican Chair are approximations.

Finn Juhl Pelican Chair:

Recognized for its unusual shape and sturdy legs, the “Pelican Chair” as dubbed by many, was first presented at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition in 1940. Finn Juhl’s fascination for surrealism is most apparent in this design of his.

The oversized frame is full of character, playful but remains soft and organic. Graceful curves embracing the sitter offer a cradling comfort, almost like giving you a hug from behind. The sculptural chair fits seamlessly into the most modern interior design style. The Pelican Chair is still unconventional by any time period’s standards. With delicate curves that embrace the sitter, Pelican stays true to Juhl’s belief that a chair is its own form and space and not just a decorative piece.

Furnish Plus produces this timeless piece in soft authentic Danish cashmere and premium imported Italian leather in various colors with two choices of wood finishes.

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Additional information

Fabric (100% Danish Cashmere):, Fabric – Dark Grey, Fabric – Light Grey, Fabric – Red, Fabric – Orange, Fabric – Blue, Fabric – Green, Fabric-Light Purple, Fabric – Black, Fabric – White, Top Grain Leather:, Top Grain – Black, Top Grain – White, Aniline Italian Leather:, Aniline – Black, Aniline – White, Aniline – Dark Brown, Aniline – Cigar Brown

Wood Veneer

Select Wood Veneer:, Natural Oak Finish, Walnut Finish

About the Designer
Finn Juhl - Wikipedia

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When you look at the refined shapes and elegant curves of Finn Juhl’s work, you will realize that he was a pioneer in his time. He is one of the few, credited for introducing Danish modern to mid-century America.

Persuaded by his father, a once aspiring art historian attended the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture. By 1934, he had a prestigious position with architect Vilhelm Lauritzen and was exploring the functionalism movement by creating clean, geometrical buildings like the broadcasting house Radiohuset, a pinnacle of Danish architecture that now houses the Royal Danish Academy of Music.

Juhl pride himself in being an architect of the exterior as well as the interior. Juhl felt that art, handicraft and furniture should incorporate seamlessly in the house, which in his case was adorned with works by Danish painters of the time. Today, the Finn Juhl House – an early example of open-plan design with views to its garden from every room – is part of the Ordrupgaard Museum.

In 1937, Juhl began collaborating with master cabinetmaker Niels Vodder, and the pair was the buzz of the 1945 Cabinetmakers’ Guild exhibition with their expressive, sculptural pieces. At age 39, Juhl made his U.S. debut in 1951 at the Good Design exhibit in Chicago and at MoMA in New York, and he represented Denmark in creating the interior of a meeting hall at the United Nations headquarters. A few years later, SAS asked Juhl to redesign the interior of its air terminals in Europe and Asia.

Finn Juhl is still winning awards decades after his death: The Wallpaper Design Award 2010 was awarded to the Baker Sofa (1951) in the category of Best Reissue.

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