Finn Juhl
Danish, 1912-1989
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Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Galleri Feldt at Design Miami/ Basel 2018,
Galleri Feldt
2016
October Additions,
Open Air Modern
Back to Work : Design Accessories for the Stylish Office,
Hedge

One of the pivotal figures of Danish design in the 1940s, Finn Juhl introduced Danish Modern to the world, specifically the United States. As an architect and interior and industrial designer, Juhl was best known for his furniture designs that uprooted traditional historicist styles embellished with ornament and plush prevalent in the late 1930s, instead creating modern furniture along the lines of the International Style. Juhl’s Pelican Chair exemplifies the designer’s incorporation of form with function. The chairs, sumptuously sculptural and organic in form, were inspired by Juhl’s philosophy that “a chair is not just a product of decorative art in a space; it is a form and a space in itself.”

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