Record auction for FJ 45


The Danish auction house Bruun Rasmussen has in recent years broken several auction records for Danish design furniture on its international auctions. This was also the case at the last auction in 2015, when a pair of furniture designer Finn Juhl’s elegant FJ 45 armchairs was sold for 460,000 DKK.

Finn Juhl designed the beautiful chair in 1945, and for its time it was groundbreaking by separating the seat and back from the frame. The chair was produced by his regular partner, cabinetmaker Niels Vodder. The two copies sold at the auction were produced in the early 1960s and are made of rosewood, upholstered with patinated brown leather.

“Danish handcrafted furniture is still extremely popular on the international auction market. This is especially true when the furniture is iconic, such as Finn Juhl chairs. They are the epitome of everything that is unique in Danish furniture – the beautiful, sculptural idiom, the completed craft and the pleasant seating comfort. With the Danish auction record of 460,000 DKK, the cabinetmaker furniture has reached new heights, but it hardly stops here,” says Peter Kjelgaard, head of the department of 20th century design and crafts at Bruun Rasmussen.

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