Finn Juhl, ‘The garden room with the dining room in the background’, 1942, Ordrupgaard

In this place, you can see the Japan Chair from 1958. This chair is one of Finn Juhl ‘s first industrially produced furniture pieces. To the right of the Japan Chair you can see the beautiful glass Vitrine from 1953. The furniture arrangement is nicely framed by a carpet made by the textile artist Anna Thommesen.

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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