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

Judas Table, 1948 & Egyptian Chair, 1949
Judas Table, 1948 & Egyptian Chair, 1949

Judas Table, 1948 & Egyptian Chair, 1949

Shop photos Wohnkultur 66 2010–2018
Shop photos Wohnkultur 66 2010–2018
Glove Cabinet, 1961
Glove Cabinet, 1961

Glove Cabinet, 1961

v.l.n.r.: France Chair, 1956, Nyhavn Table, 1945, 109 Chairs, 1946, 45 Chair, 1945
v.l.n.r.: France Chair, 1956, Nyhavn Table, 1945, 109 Chairs, 1946, 45 Chair, 1945

v.l.n.r.: France Chair, 1956, Nyhavn Table, 1945, 109 Chairs, 1946, 45 Chair, 1945

France Chair, 1956
France Chair, 1956

France Chair, 1956

Shop photos Wohnkultur 66 2010–2018
Shop photos Wohnkultur 66 2010–2018
45 Chair, 1945
45 Chair, 1945

45 Chair, 1945

Chieftain Chair, 1949
Chieftain Chair, 1949

Chieftain Chair, 1949

Chieftain Chair, 1949
Chieftain Chair, 1949

Chieftain Chair, 1949

Chieftain Chair, 1949
Chieftain Chair, 1949

Chieftain Chair, 1949

Chieftain Chair, 1949
Chieftain Chair, 1949

Chieftain Chair, 1949

Pelican Chair, 1940 + Poet Sofa, 1941
Pelican Chair, 1940 + Poet Sofa, 1941

Pelican Chair, 1940 + Poet Sofa, 1941

Pelican Chair, 1940 + Poet Sofa, 1941
Pelican Chair, 1940 + Poet Sofa, 1941

Pelican Chair, 1940 + Poet Sofa, 1941

Postcard, Photo: Andreas Weiss, Artwork: Büro Ballmann Weber, Photo Background: Karin Elmers
Postcard, Photo: Andreas Weiss, Artwork: Büro Ballmann Weber, Photo Background: Karin Elmers

Postcard, Photo: Andreas Weiss, Artwork: Büro Ballmann Weber, Photo Background: Karin Elmers

Postcard, Photo: Andreas Weiss, Artwork: Büro Ballmann Weber, Photo Background: Karin Elmers
Postcard, Photo: Andreas Weiss, Artwork: Büro Ballmann Weber, Photo Background: Karin Elmers

Postcard, Photo: Andreas Weiss, Artwork: Büro Ballmann Weber, Photo Background: Karin Elmers

Sideboard, 1956 + 45 Chair, 1945
Sideboard, 1956 + 45 Chair, 1945

Sideboard, 1956 + 45 Chair, 1945

46 Sofa + Armchair, 1946
46 Sofa + Armchair, 1946

46 Sofa + Armchair, 1946

46 Sofa + Armchair, 1946
46 Sofa + Armchair, 1946

46 Sofa + Armchair, 1946

Chieftain Chair, 1949
Chieftain Chair, 1949

Chieftain Chair, 1949

Pelican Chair, 1940 + Poet Sofa, 1941
Pelican Chair, 1940 + Poet Sofa, 1941

Pelican Chair, 1940 + Poet Sofa, 1941

Panel System, 1953
Panel System, 1953

Panel System, 1953

108 Chair, 1946
108 Chair, 1946

108 Chair, 1946

108 Chair, 1946
108 Chair, 1946

108 Chair, 1946

108 Chair, 1946
108 Chair, 1946

108 Chair, 1946

Baker Sofa, 1951
Baker Sofa, 1951

Baker Sofa, 1951

Chieftain Chair, 1949
Chieftain Chair, 1949

Chieftain Chair, 1949

Chieftain Chair, 1949
Chieftain Chair, 1949

Chieftain Chair, 1949

Chieftain Chair, 1949
Chieftain Chair, 1949

Chieftain Chair, 1949

Chieftain Chair, 1949
Chieftain Chair, 1949

Chieftain Chair, 1949

Chieftain Chair, 1949
Chieftain Chair, 1949

Chieftain Chair, 1949

Chieftain Chair, 1949
Chieftain Chair, 1949

Chieftain Chair, 1949

Pelican Chair, 1940
Pelican Chair, 1940

Pelican Chair, 1940

Pelican Chair, 1940
Pelican Chair, 1940

Pelican Chair, 1940

Panel System, 1953
Panel System, 1953

Panel System, 1953

Panel System, 1953
Panel System, 1953

Panel System, 1953

Ross Table, 1948
Ross Table, 1948

Ross Table, 1948

Ross Table, 1948
Ross Table, 1948

Ross Table, 1948

Wall Sofa, 1950
Wall Sofa, 1950

Wall Sofa, 1950

v.l.n.r.: Chieftain Chair, Baker Sofa, Cocktail Table, Bench, Sideboard, 45 Chair, Eyetable
v.l.n.r.: Chieftain Chair, Baker Sofa, Cocktail Table, Bench, Sideboard, 45 Chair, Eyetable

v.l.n.r.: Chieftain Chair, Baker Sofa, Cocktail Table, Bench, Sideboard, 45 Chair, Eyetable

v.l.n.r.: 57 Sofa, Cocktail Table, Bench, Sideboard, 45 Chair, Eyetable
v.l.n.r.: 57 Sofa, Cocktail Table, Bench, Sideboard, 45 Chair, Eyetable

v.l.n.r.: 57 Sofa, Cocktail Table, Bench, Sideboard, 45 Chair, Eyetable

Baker Sofa, 1951
Baker Sofa, 1951

Baker Sofa, 1951

Baker Sofa, Cocktail Table + Sideboard
Baker Sofa, Cocktail Table + Sideboard

Baker Sofa, Cocktail Table + Sideboard

v.l.n.r.: Chieftain Chair, Baker Sofa, Cocktail Table, Bench, Sideboard
v.l.n.r.: Chieftain Chair, Baker Sofa, Cocktail Table, Bench, Sideboard

v.l.n.r.: Chieftain Chair, Baker Sofa, Cocktail Table, Bench, Sideboard

Chieftain Chair, Sideboard + 45 Chair
Chieftain Chair, Sideboard + 45 Chair

Chieftain Chair, Sideboard + 45 Chair

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