Chieftain Chair, 1949 + Tall Boy by Arne Vodder, 1959
Chieftain Chair, 1949 + Tall Boy by Arne Vodder, 1959

Chieftain Chair, 1949 + Tall Boy by Arne Vodder, 1959

Chieftain Chair, 1949 + Reading Table by Bruno Mathsson, 1941
Chieftain Chair, 1949 + Reading Table by Bruno Mathsson, 1941

Chieftain Chair, 1949 + Reading Table by Bruno Mathsson, 1941

Chieftain Chair, 1949 + Reading Table by Bruno Mathsson, 1941
Chieftain Chair, 1949 + Reading Table by Bruno Mathsson, 1941

Chieftain Chair, 1949 + Reading Table by Bruno Mathsson, 1941

Chieftain Chair, 1949 + Reading Table by Bruno Mathsson, 1941
Chieftain Chair, 1949 + Reading Table by Bruno Mathsson, 1941

Chieftain Chair, 1949 + Reading Table by Bruno Mathsson, 1941

The Art Collector's Table, 1948, walnut
The Art Collector's Table, 1948, walnut

The Art Collector's Table, 1948, walnut

The Art Collector's Table, 1948, walnut
The Art Collector's Table, 1948, walnut

The Art Collector's Table, 1948, walnut

The Art Collector's Table, 1948, walnut
The Art Collector's Table, 1948, walnut

The Art Collector's Table, 1948, walnut

Poet Sofa, 1941, legs: teak, fabric: Siksak + Blans by Hanne Vedel
Poet Sofa, 1941, legs: teak, fabric: Siksak + Blans by Hanne Vedel

Poet Sofa, 1941, legs: teak, fabric: Siksak + Blans by Hanne Vedel

45 Chair, walnut, lacquered, 2004 production, fabric: Halk by Hanne Vedel
45 Chair, walnut, lacquered, 2004 production, fabric: Halk by Hanne Vedel

45 Chair, walnut, lacquered, 2004 production, fabric: Halk by Hanne Vedel

Poet Sofa, 1941, legs: teak, fabric: Siksak + Blans by Hanne Vedel
Poet Sofa, 1941, legs: teak, fabric: Siksak + Blans by Hanne Vedel

Poet Sofa, 1941, legs: teak, fabric: Siksak + Blans by Hanne Vedel

Pelican Chair, 1940, Oak
Pelican Chair, 1940, Oak

Pelican Chair, 1940, Oak

Pelican Chair, 1940
Pelican Chair, 1940

Pelican Chair, 1940

Pelican Chair, 1940, Fabric: Sigsak by Hanne Vedel, Spindegarden
Pelican Chair, 1940, Fabric: Sigsak by Hanne Vedel, Spindegarden

Pelican Chair, 1940, Fabric: Sigsak by Hanne Vedel, Spindegarden

Wall Sofa, 1950
Wall Sofa, 1950

Wall Sofa, 1950

Finn Juhl collection in our showroom
Finn Juhl collection in our showroom

FINN JUHL (1912–1989) 
After studying at the Royal Academy on Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Finn Juhl concentrated in 1940/41 initially on upholstered furniture designs with sculptural forms such as the Pelikan armchair or the Poet Sofa, strongly influenced by the formal language of Jean Arp or Henry Moore. These pieces were followed by designs in which he concentrated on the wooden construction – such as the 45 chair, the 44 chair, the Chieftain chair, or the Egyptian chair. The Judas or silver table or the Nyhavn desk are also remarkable. Finn Juhl received international attention at the "Good Design" exhibition in Chicago in 1951 and when he furnished a conference room at the UN Headquarters in New York in 1951/52. Numerous Danish and international exhibitions, projects and prizes followed. He died in 1989 and is still one of the greatest architects of modernism today. Today his furniture is handmade exactly according to the old originals under the supervision of a foundation.
 

FINN JUHL (1912–1989) 
Nach seinem Studium an der Royal Academy on Fine Arts in Kopenhagen, konzentrierte sich Finn Juhl in den Jahren 1940/41 zunächst auf gepolsterte Möbelentwürfe mit skulpturaler Form wie dem Pelikan Sessel oder dem Poet Sofa, stark beeinflusst von der Formensprache von Jean Arp oder Henry Moore. Diesen Möbeln folgten Entwürfe, bei denen er sich stark auf die Holzkonstruktion konzentrierte – wie der 45 Stuhl, der 44 Stuhl, der Chieftain Chair, oder der Ägypter Stuhl. Bemerkenswert sind auch der Judas- oder Silbertisch oder der Nyhavn Schreibtisch. Internationale Aufmerksamkeit bekam Finn Juhl auf der „Good Design“-Ausstellung 1951 in Chicago und als er einen Sitzungssaal in den UN Headquarters in New York, 1951/52 ausstattete. Es folgten zahlreiche dänische und internationale Ausstellungen, Projekte und Preise. Er starb 1989 und gehört bis heute zu den größten Architekten der Moderne. Seine Möbel werden heute unter Aufsicht einer Stiftung exakt nach den alten Originalen handgefertigt.

 

All photos: Andreas Weiss, www.andreasweiss.org