Chieftains Sofa - Black Walnut

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  • Chieftains Sofa
  • RTY15057B-ML001
  • RTY15057B-ML001
  • Chieftains Sofa

    Chieftains Sofa - Black Walnut

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    All items are dispatched within 2-5 working days. Some European dispatch times may be longer due to processing/admin. Any quantity of items that are not in stock or clearly displayed as due into stock with a certain date will be manufactured to order, please allow 12 - 18 weeks for these.

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    We offer 30 day returns to our customer in most of Europe. We created this policy as part of our ongoing customer support to provide a hassle-free shopping environment, enabling customers to assess aesthetics in their living situation space.

    One of the reasons you might be shopping with us is that you recognise the superior quality of our pieces. And just as we want our furniture to be the best you can find, we want our promise to you to be equally superior. That’s why, while most furniture manufacturers only offer a 1 year warranty, we offer a 5 year warranty. Please go to to read the full warranty policy.



    Finn Juhl created the Chieftains Sofa for the 1949 Cabinetmakers’ Guild in Copenhagen. It is one of Finn Juhl's absolute masterpieces designed at the peak of his career. With seats that appears suspended above the frame and distinctive shapes inspired by primitive weaponry the sculptural form of the Chieftains Chair changed the future of Danish design. It was in this design that it was reported that when King Frederick IX sat in the chair during the exhibition the name was produced. This particular sofa is still a part of the permanent exhibition of Modern Danish Furniture.


    Today, Designer Icons offers a premium style of Chieftains Sofa inspired by Finn Juhl. This Designer Icons style is manufactured in a very exclusive, handcrafted version Solid American Walnut Wood and carefully upholstered by hand in black vacuum-tanned, smooth premium leather. In this creation Finn Juhl is said to have mentioned that “the craftsman’s ability to form is probably the same as that of a sculptor.” It is vintage looking yet will still look perfect in this modern world.


    • Frame: Solid American Walnut Wood
    • Style: Unique Mid-Century Design
    • Fabric: Black Leather
    • Warranty: 5 Years
    • Assembly: Fully
    • Instructions: N/A
    • Clean: Dust / Leather Cleaner
    • Dimension: Width 148cm, Depth 91cm, Height 94cm
    • Packing Dimension: Width 156cm, Depth 99cm, Height 102cm
    • CBM: 1.575 Product Weight: 39kg
    Inspired By

    Finn Juhl

    Most known for his furniture design, Finn Juhl was a Danish architect, interior and industrial designer. Together with fellow Danes Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner, Borge Mogensen and Poul Kjaerholm, Finn Juhl introduces Danish modern to midcentury America. His interest for making furniture began in 1930s when his father disapproved of his desire to be an art historian. Although trained in architecture, it was his modern furniture designs that made him an international name. His earliest works, designed in the late 1930s, are perhaps his most idiosyncratic yet one critic said it looked like a "tired walrus." But after many attempt, at age 39, Juhl made his U.S. debut in 1951 at the Good Design exhibit in Chicago and at MoMA in New York. He is most famous today for his iconic furniture designs including the Chieftan Armchair and the 108 Dining Chair which are now reproduced by Designer Icons

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