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Design Finn Juhl
Manufacturer House of Finn Juhl
Made in Denmark
Dimensions L 200/310cm x W 140cm x H 72.5cm
Colour & Materiality Teak w/ oak legs, walnut, oak; Sterling silver inlays
This oval dining or conference table can be extended with two extra leaves, while the frame stays in the same position. The table was originally crafted by cabinetmaker Niels Vodder in Brazilian rosewood to be displayed at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition in 1948. It was subsequently made in two different wooden materials with a darker top and lighter frame. The 30 inlays of Sterling silver which mark 12 place settings have inspired its nickname, the Judas Table.
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.