After Finn Juhl’s star rose on the American design stage around 1950, he also became increasingly inspired by his American colleagues - Charles Eames in particular. Up until then, wood had almost exclusively been his preferred material but he now gradually started experimenting with steel.
This new simplicity with its straight lines was evident in his design of desks, dining tables, coffee tables, benches, sideboards and sofas for Danish furniture manufacturer Bovirke. These designs with their stained steel frame and wooden toes were Juhl’s answer to the criticism he had received in terms of his “arty” sculptural designs and his exclusivity.
ABOUT THE SIDEBOARD
Finn Juhl’s simple and beautiful sideboard from 1955 combines exclusive wooden materials with the colours from Goethe’s colour wheel. The sideboard is manufactured with white/yellow or white/light blue sliding doors and matching trays in yellow/red or blue shades.
1955, Relaunched 2012
Walnut, teak, oak, oregon pine.
Brownish steel frame with wooden feet.
Doors in yellow/white or blue/white.
Tray unit in red/yellow or blue/white color shade
H 89,5cm x W 46,7cm x L 176,5cm