After Finn Juhl’s rise to stardom on the American design stage around 1950, he became increasingly inspired by his American colleagues - Charles Eames in particular. Up until then, wood had predominantly been his preferred material but he now gradually started experimenting with steel.
This newfound simplicity with its straight lines became evident in his designs 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 response to the criticism he had received in terms of his “artsy” sculptural designs and his exclusivity.
Finn Juhl’s simple and beautiful sideboard from 1955 combines exclusive wooden materials with the colors from Goethe’s color 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