When Finn Juhl first saw this chair, he immediately noticed its characteristic back and named it the Peacock Chair - a name that stuck with the chair.
Despite the chairâ€™s almost postmodern design, it was actually designed back in 1947. However, its deliberately modern lines are not merely a question of looks. Rather, the sweeping back with its extravagantly shaped sticks is the mark of ergonomic aesthetics. The stickâ€™s flat part, which gives the chair its peacock-like appearance, is located exactly where the shoulder blades rest against the chairâ€™s back.
The Peacock Chair is historically anchored in the classic British Windsor Chair. As were the case with many of his early works, Wegner updated his sources of inspiration to a modern version while adding sophisticated details that required the greatest accuracy from highly skilled craftsmen.