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Finn Juhl

Sofa, 1946

Teak and fabric
31 1/10 × 52 2/5 × 26 2/5 in
79 × 133 × 67 cm
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Copenhagen, Paris
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About the work
Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Manufacturer
Bovirke
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.”

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Design/Decorative Art
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Bovirke
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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.”

Finn Juhl

Sofa, 1946

Teak and fabric
31 1/10 × 52 2/5 × 26 2/5 in
79 × 133 × 67 cm
Sold
location
Copenhagen, Paris
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