Finn Juhl, ‘cabinet’, 1961, Wright
Finn Juhl, ‘cabinet’, 1961, Wright
Finn Juhl, ‘cabinet’, 1961, Wright
Finn Juhl, ‘cabinet’, 1961, Wright

Finn Juhl introduced this cabinet as part of a bedroom suite he designed for L. Pontoppidian at the Danish Cabinetmakers Guild exhibition in 1961. Few examples of this colorful, hinged cabinet were made; aside from L. Pontoppidan’s production, Niels Roth Anderson has made approximately twelve examples of this form. The earliest example of this cabinet can be found in Finn Juhl’s own home in Charlottenlund, Copenhagen.

This hinged cabinet opens to reveal ten brightly colored drawers. Signed with branded manufacturer's mark to underside: [SH EFTF Roth Andersen Cabinetmaker].

Denmark

Manufacturer: Niels Roth Andersen

Finn Juhl: Furniture, Architecture, Applied Art, Hiort, pg. 55

Collection of Michael Maharam, New York

About Finn Juhl

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.”

Danish, 1912-1989