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J77 chair



  • Description

    Folke Pålsson's spindle-back chair brings back memories for many people who have encountered this chair in summer houses all over Scandinavia. The chair sparks an immediate sense of recognition, but in HAY's updated colour version J77 proves its contemporary currency and relevance in the 21st century.

    The FDB furniture series is functional design at democratic prices, born of industrial development. FDB created a strong furniture concept in 1933, and under Børge Mogensen's leadership as design director from 1942 the FDB furniture linked industrial production closely with architectural furniture design. In practical terms, the industrial approach eliminated the need for special components, as all the chairs had the same legs, just as the main emphasis was not on detailing, since the underlying ideology of making well-designed furniture accessible to the general population was the primary focus. FDB revolutionized the industry as a precursor of many of the design icons that Denmark is acknowledged for today around the world.

    The FDB series also pioneered knock-down furniture: furniture that comes in a box and is assembled by the user. Kvist Møbler produced the FDB furniture then and still does today – only now with HAY as the standard-bearer for the democratic values

  • Technical Info


    W 43 x D 43 x H 44,5/79 cm


    Soap treated beech - Natural
    Lacquered beech - Coloured



    Launched in 2011

    Designed by Folke Pålsson

  • Designer
    Folke Pålsson

    Folke Pålsson was a member of the innovative Danish furniture co-operative FDB, that was formed shortly after WWII by Borge Møgensen. Folke Pålsson is remembered today for his design of the J77 chair, now being manufactured again by HAY, in a revival of FDB designs. The J77 chair is simplicity itself, owing something to the Shaker tradition.

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    • Black
    • Coral
    • Grey
    • Natural
    • White

  • Delivery

    9-10 weeks
    Made to order item

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