Finn Juhl featured this sofa in several of his interior designs such as Villa Aubertin, which he designed in 1952, as well as in the Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum in Trondheim, Norway. At the museum he was commissioned to design a showroom with modern furniture and crafts representing a modern 1952 interior style.
The sofa is hand-upholstered in wool fabric. The wall mounted steel frame is painted light grey.
Finn Juhl’s extravagantly upholstered chairs and sofas from the 1940s and early 50s are deeply original. No other furniture designer has so radically expressed the surrealistic sculptural shapes that dominated this time, as a parallel to the trends reigning on the art scene.
The Wall Sofa from 1950 is not only an excellent example of Finn Juhl’s inspiration from the so-called free art of his time, but also his boundary-crossing ambition to defy gravity and create movement.
The asymmetrical, excessively upholstered backrest almost floats like a cloud by Magritte above the also levitating seat - carried by an almost invisible frame. The unusually shaped back is well-suited for the human body and facilitates several comfortable sitting and lying positions.
1950, Relaunched 2007
Steel frame: Bright grey
Size: H 102cm, W 192cm, D 80cm
Seat Height: 37cm