A festive ceremony during April marked the initiation of The World – Vigdís’ House, which is Reykjavik’s International Center for Language and Intercultural Understanding. The brand-new institute is dedicated to promoting knowledge of foreign languages...
In 1948 Museum of Modern Art hosted a design competition for chairs that should be ready for industrial production and retailed at low prices. This was not exactly Finn Juhl’s area of expertise as he had become famous for his incredibly elegant and detailed...
While 3daysofdesign has become an increasingly popular design event we chose to put more than one location into use this year, and hosted events a little out of the ordinary, solely focused on Finn Juhl. In our showroom, located at Frederiksgade 1, we had...
The 45 Chair is a true masterpiece, which has become symbolic for Finn Juhl’s design genius. The chair was presented at the Copenhagen Cabinetmaker’s Guild Exhibition in 1945 and has been called “the mother of all modern chairs” by the Japanese professor and chair expert Mr. Noritsugu Oda.
This small two-seater was first shown at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition in 1941 and should be seen as a natural progression from the Pelican Chair from the previous year. The upholstery is very slim compared to what was the norm at the time and the result of Juhl’s ambition to create functional furniture for smaller apartments.
In no other design is Finn Juhl’s fascination for surrealism more apparent than in the Pelican Chair. Of all Juhl’s many designs, the Pelican was probably also the one, which was most ahead of its time. When it was presented at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition in 1940, it stood out with its unusual shapes and sturdy legs.
The Chieftain Chair is one of Finn Juhl’s absolute masterpieces, representing the peak of his career as a furniture designer. At its introduction in 1949, the chair marked a renewal of the Danish furniture design tradition and today it is seen as one of the most important exponents of the Danish Modern movement in the USA in the 1950’s.
Initially, Finn Juhl wanted to become an art historian. Since his early years, he had been interested in fine arts. However, his father wouldn't allow a career in the arts. Instead Finn Juhl enrolled at the Department of architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen. Finn Juhl began his studies in the 1930s, which was an important period in furniture design, when modern design started to emerge.
Our passion is relaunching Finn Juhl’s furniture, in respect to his legacy, but in a modern reality. The details must be as fine and pure as if it came from the original cabinetmakers’ workshop, but our understanding of quality also includes durability. Our products have to be so durable that they can be enjoyed by users today and by generations to come.
In 2001 we were trusted with the exclusive rights to manufacture and re-launch Finn Juhl’s sculptural and iconic furniture by Finn Juhl’s widow Hanne Wilhelm Hansen. Today the unique Finn Juhl collection consists of more than 40 classic masterpieces, all of which we manufacture with the utmost respect for the original heritage and strict demands for quality.