Hubertus Adam's Favorite Work at Design Miami/ Basel 2013

“The writing desk that Finn Juhl designed in 1953 consists of different elements: a drop-leaf made of rosewood, a metal tube supporting structure and a suspended four drawer cabinet. The different elements are clearly legible; Juhl broke with monumental gestures and the idea of material unity as well.

Juhl’s writing desk is less organic than other danish design pieces of this time; he succeeded in blending international and Danish tendencies. For me the writing desk is one of the most striking and convincing examples of modern design.”

HUBERTUS ADAM/ Director, S AM – Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum

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