J42 chair is Hay’s relaunch of Børge Mogensen spindled armchair. Made of solid beech wood, J42 chair’s lightweight yet stable structure makes it an excellent dining chair, and the backrest and armrests add comfort to the seating pose. J42 merges together the most essential elements of Scandinavian design: beauty, durability and functionality.
J42 chair is part of Hay's 2011 relaunch of the Danish furniture classics originally made for FDB, the Danish Consumers’ Co-operative Society. FDB’s furniture production started in the 1940s and their main idea was functionalist and democratic design for the people. Thanks to industrial production, FDB was able to manufacture high quality design furniture for ordinary people at relatively low prices.
In 2021, Hay renewed the surface treatments of its wood furniture by replacing their paints and lacquers with more environmentally friendly, water-based alternatives. This chair is of newer production and has been finished with a water-based lacquer.