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Design Finn Juhl
Manufacturer House of Finn Juhl
Made in Denmark
Dimensions W 51cm x D 46cm x H 75cm x SH 45cm
Colour & Materiality Frame: Walnut, oak, or black-painted; Upholstery: Fabric or leather
To this day, Finn Juhl's designs are unconventional and defy expectations with subtle details. Finn Juhl himself once said that the deviation is in the detail. This is also the case with his 108 Chair, which on the surface looks like any ordinary dining chair. Upon closer inspection, surprising details such as angled side bars and sliding cross bars are revealed. These details add unexpected movement and dynamics to the construction.
As one of the leading figures in twentieth century furniture design, Finn Juhl is responsible for introducing North America to the Danish Modern movement through his work on the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Originally trained as an architect, he began creating furniture for himself in the 1930's and soon gained widespread recognition for his organic forms and expressive treatment of wood, often taking the material past the limits of what was thought possible. Thinking with the mindset of a sculptor, his ambition was to design furniture with movement and life.