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Design Finn Juhl
Manufacturer House of Finn Juhl
Made in Denmark
Dimensions L 195cm x D 80cm x H 98cm x SH 44cm
Colour & Materiality Frame: Walnut or oak; Upholstery: Fabric or leather
Originally Finn Juhl designed this sofa for Baker Furniture Inc. in USA in 1951.
The sculptural forms are inspired by the modern free art, which interested Finn Juhl very much. The sofa has an upholstered body divided in two, resting upon an elegant and light construction of wood – a typical example of how Finn Juhl separated the elements in order to create a visual lightness.
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.