The 1937 Finn Juhl chair was a miss during its debut at the Copenhagen design fair. Dubbed the 'Grasshopper,' the silhouette was rather expressive, oversized and irregular. Perhaps due to its form or its functionality, the artful furniture "garnered no interested buyers." However, more than 80 years later, the Finn Juhl chair finally entered its manufacturing stages and it will make its second debut during the Milan Furniture Fair this year.
House of Juhl — the creative studio that has the rights to Finn Juhl's furniture, is re-launching the 'Grasshopper' chair with the belief that the silhouette will capture the attention of the design world. The manufacturing of this piece proved to be also quite time-consuming — nearly 20 years, since House of Juhl had to decipher the creator's sketches.
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