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Design Finn Juhl
Manufacturer House of Finn Juhl
Made in Denmark
Dimensions L 110cm x W 46.5/69.3cm x H 50cm
Colour & Materiality Walnut
Together with the iconic and famous Chieftain Chair and sofa, as well as the Egyptian Chair, the Butterfly table was presented at the Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition in 1949 at Cabinetmaker Niels Vodders stand.
The Butterfly Table is a delicate coffee table in walnut with a drop leaf featuring an inlayed round brass plate flush in the table top presumably for a hot tea pot or just a nice decoration. This 3 legged table is typical Juhl with the organic shape inspired by modern free art and wonderful details which makes one treasure such a piece.
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.