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Pair Of Bwana Chairs, Denmark, 1960s

Teak, Upholstery
36 × 34 × 35 in
91.4 × 86.4 × 88.9 cm
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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, ‘Pair Of Bwana Chairs, Denmark’, 1960s, Rago/Wright
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About the work
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Rago/Wright
Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Signature
Unmarked
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.”

Pair Of Bwana Chairs, Denmark, 1960s

Teak, Upholstery
36 × 34 × 35 in
91.4 × 86.4 × 88.9 cm
Bidding closed
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