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Finn Juhl

A pair of armchairs, 1951

Teak, textile
34 3/10 × 29 1/2 × 27 3/5 in
87 × 75 × 70 cm
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Copenhagen, Paris
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Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery
Copenhagen, Paris
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Model designed for The Trusteeship Council Chamber in the UN Building.

Model designed for The Trusteeship Council Chamber in the UN Building.

Manufacturer
Niels Vodder
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Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery
Finn Juhl
Danish, 1912–1989
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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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Model designed for The Trusteeship Council Chamber in the UN Building.

Model designed for The Trusteeship Council Chamber in the UN Building.

Manufacturer
Niels Vodder
Image rights
Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery
Finn Juhl
Danish, 1912–1989
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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.”

Finn Juhl

A pair of armchairs, 1951

Teak, textile
34 3/10 × 29 1/2 × 27 3/5 in
87 × 75 × 70 cm
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location
Copenhagen, Paris
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