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Design Finn Juhl
Manufacturer House of Finn Juhl
Made in Denmark
Dimensions L 112/170/225cm, W 45cm, H 39cm
Colour & Materiality Teak, oak, walnut, Oregon pine veneer or black linoleum and matching wooden toes; Legs in burnished or painted steel in black, orange or light blue; W/ or w/o brass edges; W/ or w/o cushion in fabric or leather
Finn Juhl had an international breakthrough in the USA in the early 1950s and achieved great fame; especially for his design of the United Nations Trusteeship Council Chamber in New York, but also for his furniture and exhibitions. The Bench was part of the large travelling exhibition in North America “Design in Scandinavia”, which came to 22 cities from 1954 to 1957 with a total of approximately 650,000 visitors. As a result of this and because of its light, elegant and timeless design, the Bench has always been a popular piece of furniture that has achieved extremely high prices at auctions around the world.
The Bench is relaunched in three lengths: 112, 170 and 225 cm; and in walnut, teak, oak and Oregon pine with hand-burnished steel frame with wooden toes. The Bench comes with edges in matt polished brass. Furthermore, the Bench is available with a cushion.
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.