Finn Juhl, ‘Rare armchair, model no. FJ45’, designed 1945, Phillips
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Finn Juhl

Rare armchair, model no. FJ45, designed 1945

Cuban mahogany, fabric, leather piping
33 1/10 × 27 1/5 × 29 1/10 in
84 × 69 × 74 cm
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Executed by cabinetmaker Niels Vodder, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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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, ‘Rare armchair, model no. FJ45’, designed 1945, Phillips
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About the work
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Executed by cabinetmaker Niels Vodder, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
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

Rare armchair, model no. FJ45, designed 1945

Cuban mahogany, fabric, leather piping
33 1/10 × 27 1/5 × 29 1/10 in
84 × 69 × 74 cm
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