Furniture Design

Juhl, Finn (1912 - 1989)

The first Danish designer and architect to be recognised internationally, Finn Juhl favoured organic and curved shapes for his modernist designs. Unlike most of his Scandinavian contemporaries who privileged oak, he used dark woods that gave his creations a more profound and sensual presence. Favouring form to function, he was much influenced by tribal art and biomorph drawings. Finn Juhl believed that 'one cannot create happiness with beautiful objects, but one can spoil quite a lot of happiness with bad ones.'

 

44 Chair, 1944
44 Chair, 1944
46 Chair, 1946
46 Chair, 1946
Armchair (model 45), 1945
Armchair (model 45), 1945
Armchair (model 48), ca 1946
Armchair (model 48), ca 1946
Armchair, 1951
Armchair, 1951
Armchair, 1951
Armchair, 1951
Chieftains Chair, 1949
Chieftains Chair, 1949
Eye Table, 1946
Eye Table, 1946
Finn Juhl
Finn Juhl
Finn Juhl in 1934
Finn Juhl in 1934
Finn Juhl in New York Times
Finn Juhl in New York Times
Finn Juhl
Finn Juhl
Kaufmann working desk
Kaufmann working desk
Lamp, 1963
Lamp, 1963
Model 45, 1945
Model 45, 1945
Model 57, 1957
Model 57, 1957
Model 108, 1946
Model 108, 1946
Model 109, 1946
Model 109, 1946
Model 137, 1953
Model 137, 1953
Model 500, 1958
Model 500, 1958
Model 4600, 1946
Model 4600, 1946
Nyhavn Drawer Cabinet, 1953
Nyhavn Drawer Cabinet, 1953
Original drawings of the UN chair
Original drawings of the UN chair
Original drawings of the UN chair
Original drawings of the UN chair
Sideboard, 1955
Sideboard, 1955
Table, 1953
Table, 1953
The Pelican
The Pelican
The Poet, 1941
The Poet, 1941
Wall Sofa, 1950
Wall Sofa, 1950
Wall Sofa, 1950
Wall Sofa, 1950
Water colour illustration of the interior design of the aircraft, 1956
Water colour illustration of the interior design of the aircraft, 1956
Water colour of the Chieftain Chair at the Cabinetmakers’ Guild exhibition 1949
Water colour of the Chieftain Chair at the Cabinetmakers’ Guild exhibition 1949
Finn Juhl at his own drawing office in Nyhavn in 1950
Finn Juhl at his own drawing office in Nyhavn in 1950
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