The Glove Cabinet
The Glove Cabinet, wich Finn Juhl designed for his wife Hanne Wilhelm Hansen, was presented by Ludwig Pontoppidan at The Cabinetmaker’s Guild Exhibition in 1961 – which was to become Juhl’s 25th and last exhibition of that kind.
ABOUT THE GLOVE CABINET
Finn Juhl’s 1961 exhibition became the focal point of strong criticism, especially from designers such as Børge Mogensen and Arne Karlsen, who were followers of the Klint School of furniture design. Their view was based on a social aesthetic functionalism, where unnecessary decoration was frowned upon.
But time has proved his critics wrong - Juhl’s designs indeed have longevity. With his artistic approach to design Juhl is one of the few who masters both functionality and delicate detail. Although ladies no longer use gloves like in the 1960’s, Juhl’s reinvention of the traditional chest of drawers still looks fresh more than 50 years later.
The jewellery box of a glove cabinet, with its exclusive cherrywood and brass exterior and daring colourful interior, today seems like an extraordinary tribute to both the past and the future.
1961, Relaunched 2015
Wheels in brass
Size: H 36,5/51,7cm x W 69,2cm x D 34,8cm
Seat Height: 45cm