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.
The Poet Sofa is also one of Juhl’s experiments for his own home. At the Guild Exhibition, the sofa was shown next to a couple of plaster reliefs by artist Sigurjón Ólafsson. In this way, he indicated the link between furniture and sculpture. The small sofa is like a very comfort- able embrace for two people, who will be sitting very close.
About the Poet Sofa
The small sofa got its name much later, in 1959, when a very popular Danish cartoonist used the sofa as the place where his protagonist would withdraw to contemplate the intricacies of life. The Poet Sofa is available in the same execution as the Pelican Chair.
1941, Relaunched 2001
Frame: Walnut, teak, oak
Upholstery: Fabric or leather
Size: H 87cm x W 135cm x D 80cm
Seat Hight: 38cm