Finn Juhl (1912 - 1989)
After his graduation from the School of Architecture in 1934 Finn Juhl quickly built a name for himself both in Denmark and abroad. Finn Juhl was definitely one of the contributing designers revolutionizing Danish design.
Art dictated Finn Juhl’s designs. He also used his artistic sensibilities to use his design as a reflection on his own times. It was Finn Juhl’s ambition to create furniture with a personality that reflected both functionality and aesthetics.
It was the human freedom as reflected in surrealism and cubism that inspired Finn Juhl - particularly Jean Arp’s portrayal of the human torso and Barbara Hepworth’s modernist sculptures.
Rather than thinking in terms of practical construction, Finn Juhl had the mindset of a sculptor, when he shaped a piece of furniture. In the 1940s and 1950s, this way of working had never been seen before. His ambition was to design furniture with movement and life.
His furniture design was definitely pioneering, but Finn Juhl was also a respected and valued architect who had a unique sense of interaction between furniture and space. Through the 40s he created several furniture that came to redefine Denmark as being a pioneering country regarding design. But in the 1950s he made his name in the U.S. with his interior design project in the Trusteeship Council Chamber at UN Headquarters in New York.
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45 - Easy chair
Finn Juhl was a pioneer in Danish design. In 1945 he designed this fantastic armchair, which was one of the first to break with tradition by freeing the seat and back from the frame. The result was an easy, elegant and tantalising expression that came to characterise Finn Juhl and make him world famous as an unrivalled designer.
The 45 Chair is an example of high quality craftsmanship with carefully selected wood and upholstered with leather or fabric.
Guiding price from DKK 43.800
46 - Chair
This chair is one of the most beautiful chairs from the hand of Finn Juhl, originally designed in 1946 for Snedkerlauget’s exhibition for Niels Vodder. Later he modified the chair by making it more simple and beautiful for the then company Bovirke. This is the version that Onecollection now is re-launching. The chair can also be seen beside the working table in Finn Juhl’s own house, which now has opened as a museum by Ordrupgaard Museum of Art in Charlottenlund, and also at the Museum of Art Louisianna, where the founder and manager Knud W. Jensen bought a number of chairs for the opening of the museum in 1958.
This chair is, like the 45 Chair and the Chieftains Chair, exposing some of the most outstanding within modern Danish furniture art, and will now be available for those interested in unique craftsmanlikequality.
Guiding price from DKK 19.800
Designed by Finn Juhl in 1949 and today an icon within Danish furniture art. The Chieftains Chair is in itself a space filled with symbols inspired by weaponry and customs from foreign shores. Made by the very best craftsmen in teak and walnut, this chair now exudes extreme grandeur. It is upholstered in leather.
The Tray Table was designed in 1965. Frame in brushed stainless steel wire with reversible trays in coloured high lustre laminate with massive wooden frame.
Guiding price from DKK 65.800
Inspired by ”free art”, Finn Juhl designed Poeten for his own home in 1941. Today this sofa represents a part of Danish cultural history and modern furniture that exudes values that have more or less disappeared in these days of fleeting fancies. Poeten is made to the finest manufacturing standards with hand-sewn upholstery, and its legs come in several different types of wood.
Guiding price from DKK 42.400
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.
The sofa is upholstered in wool fabric, of customer’s choice and in two colors if wanted, delivered in walnut or teak.
Guiding price from DKK 72.300
The Pelican is a marvelous piece of design which beckons to every beholder. Its organic form is a good example of the way in which Finn Juhl has been inspired by modern ”free art”. Typical of Finn Juhl, the Pelican is very comfortable and manufactured according to best craftsmanship traditions with hand-sewn upholstery. The legs come in several types of wood.
The Pelican is available in two versions. A version with buttons and a version without buttons.
Guiding price from DKK 28.200
The 46 Sofa was designed in 1946 for a smaller upholstery company named Carl Brørup. At that time Finn Juhl was very much inspired by modern art especially by Picasso, Henry More.
To match the sofa he designed the eye-shaped sofa table 4850 with a blank desktop and as usual plenty of details.
The couch is fully upholstered and hand-sewn with legs in teak, walnut or oak. The sofa table is either in teak or walnut with a desktop in high lustre.
Guiding price from DKK 42.400
The Eye Table was designed in 1946 for the sofa 4600. At that time Finn Juhl was very much inspired by modern art especially by Picasso, Henry More.
The eye-shaped sofa table in teak or walnut with a glossy desktop has a usual plenty of details.
Guiding price from DKK 13.500
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Guiding price from DKK 33.800
The 57 sofa was introduced for the first time in Tivoli in 1957 and more than 40 years were to pass by before the world found favour in Finn Juhl’s extravagant design. Today this comfortable furniture sculpture is produced with hand-woven spring inserts and upholstered with fabric or leather. Legs are made of brushed stainless steel with wooden toes.
Guiding price from DKK 43.900
Finn Juhl has designed a lot of wonderful chairs. From his best period we have chosen the 108 Chair, designed in 1946. It is a real Finn Juhl chair in a light and elegant design that tickle your senses.
It is beautiful to look at, nice to touch and comfortable to sit in. The chair comes in light oak or black.
Guiding price from DKK 6.300
The 109 Chair was designed in 1946. The chair is manufactured in walnut. It is a typical Finn Juhl chair carried out in a light, elegant and appealing design. It is a beautiful chair, which is a pleasure to touch and very comfortable to sit in. The chair matches the 108 Chair which has no arm rests.
Guiding price from DKK 12.450
Nyhavn Table and Tray Unit
Finn Juhl designed a diverse range of furniture with frames of steel pipe during his working life. This was also the theme of the working tables for his first studio at Nyhavn 33, Copenhagen. As Finn Finn Juhl in 1957 moved the studio to Sølvgade 38, these tables were still in use.
The cabinet was designed in 1953 as an addition to the Nyhavn Table from 1945 and had previously been produced by the firm BOVIRKE. The drawer cabinet is now re-launched by One Collection
The Drawer Cabinet with three coloured trays hangs like a floating, individual element under the light steel construction of the Nyhavn Table. This reflects Finn Juhl’s design philosophy of separating the elements to create visual lightness.
As with the FJ Sideboard, the coloured trays are according to Goethe’s famous colour circle and come in a yellow / red scale and a blue scale. The Cabinet is available in walnut, teak or oak. Suspension fittings are included in burnished steel.
Guiding price from DKK 17.800
500 Couch Table
The 500 series was designed in 1958 for “France & Son” who manufactured many of Finn Juhl’s more industrially manufactured furniture.
The series was intended used with the 137 series – so now the series can be matched again.
The 500 series has a fine finish with very well thought out details and is delivered in oak and walnut.
Guiding price from DKK 13.500
Designed in 1950 for The Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum in Trondheim, where Finn Juhl was asked to decorate a room with modern interior design.
The sofa has been produced in more lengths and is used in several of Finn Juhl’s famous interior designs and it is with its asymmetric look, probably the best example of how he was inspired by the modern free art.
The Wall sofa is delivered with hand-sewn upholstery in wool of customer’s choice. The hanging frame is made of lacquered steel and is mounted to a wall.
Guiding price from DKK 50.300
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Guiding price from DKK23.600
Like so much other furniture Finn Juhl designed a large working desk for his own house in Charlottenlund, which was produced by Niels Vodder and later by Baker Furniture. The table still is in the house and is an unusual beautiful table. The ultra refined edge profiles of the table makes the rather solid table plate look as light as thistledown together with the beautiful frame, which is lifted from the plate.
The expression of the table is in a class of it’s own and Finn Juhl has deliberately kept the table plate and the frame in different sorts of wood, a bright and a dark one in order to underline the difference between the lead and the leading. The table’s richness of details is typical for Finn Juhl, they are just as sensuous – as well as practically reasoned. The edge profiles end in a small drop shaped ending, inviting the plum of the finger to a sensuous touch. The inlaid and bended brass list of the cross apron is practical and delicate and prevents shoe polish on the bright wood, if one, as a result of the touch of the edge, should get indolent and rest the feet upon it.
The very exclusive execution of the table is in walnut and oak and for a great part of it made by hand. As the table in the literature never has been named we have allowed ourselves to dedicate it to Finn Juhl’s friend, the former manager of MoMa, Edgar Kaufmann Jr, who “discovered” Finn Juhl and opened the way for his international career.
Guiding price from DKK 57.600
Finn Juhl designed the Tray Table in 1965.
The Tray Table is a light and elegant table with frame in brushed stainless steel wire and reversible trays in coloured high lustre laminate with massive wooden frame.
Guiding price from DKK 5.100
Ross Coffee Table
The Ross Coffee Table was designed for professor Alf Ross in 1948. The table is made of brushed stainless steel with wooden toes and veneer table top with stainless oval and accompanying vase.
Guiding price from DKK 19.750
Sideboard and Tray Unit
Finn Juhl was preoccupied with shapes and colours during all of his life because of his great interest in cubist and surrealistic art. Finn Juhl was a pioneer with regard to including colour as an active element in space, furniture and textiles. This he did with a rare confidence so that his arrangements appear with great sensuality as a coherent whole – “Gesamtkunstwerk”.
The Sideboard - with coloured sliding doors and trays - was designed by Finn Juhl for BOVIRKE in 1955. It is part of a theme with cubist wood cabinets that float on delicate steel frames with wood “feet” and in particular the colours, which Finn Juhl arranged throughout the 1950s and 60s. The colour elements reflected his fascination with Goethe’s famous colour circle, which placed the colours in a harmonious cohesion.
The FJ Sideboard, now re-launched by One Collection, is available in walnut, teak, oak and Oregon pine, and in a yellow / red range of colours and a blue range of colours. The frame is in hand-burnished steel.
Guiding price from DKK 26.725
In 1963, Finn Juhl designed a series of lamps for the Danish lamp company LYFA. The company was originally named “Københavns Lampe- og Lysekronefabrik” (Copenhagen Lamp and Chandelier Factory), but changed the name to LYFA in 1930. From the 1950s onward, LYFA hired designers to design lamps in modern shapes and was later honoured with several design awards. Finn Juhl is among the most famous designers. The FJ Lamp series was only in production for seven years and is nowadays both rare and coveted as second-hand models.
FJ Lamps are designed by Finn Juhl’s design criterion on movement. The outer shade can move freely in the solid inner shade and direct the light where you need it.
FJ Lamps, that are made of painted metal, are now back in production produced by One Collection in original design for a colour combination of two shades of grey.
Guiding price from DKK 3.400
Model 137 / Japanese Model
Designed in 1953, Model 137 is also called the Japanese Model as it is inspired by Miajima water gate off the coast of Hiroshima. This series consists of an armchair, a footstool and a sofa, which is able to seat two or three people.
Made in a very lovely finish with hand-sewn upholstery and frame in walnut or oak. It is low and at the same time extremely comfortable.
Guiding price from DKK 21.700