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Finn Juhl

Sofa for Bing & Grøndahl

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Previously exhibited at Basel 2022.

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The sofa was uniquely designed for the showroom of renowned porcelain manufacturer Bing & Grøndahl (now Royal Copenhagen) situated on Amagertorv in the center of Copenhagen. Juhl was appointed as interior designer and the sofa was one of the pieces that decorated the grand rooms. The design is characterized by soft, organic lines and the tapered legs are elegantly finished with brass shoes. In his sofas, Juhl often sought to a achieve a form that also offer support when you sit at an angle—for instance when two people having a conversation turn towards each other. The sofa thus encourage an intimacy, that goes hand in hand with the soft and friendly curves of the back and armrests.

Finn Juhl


Initially, Finn Juhl wanted to become an art historian. Since his early years, he had been interested in fine arts. However, his father wouldn't allow a career in the arts. Instead Finn Juhl enrolled at the Department of architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen. Finn Juhl began his studies in the 1930s, which was an important period in furniture design, when modern design started to emerge. While he was still a student, Finn Juhl started working with the prominent Danish architect Vilhelm Lauritzen in 1934. At his studio, he worked on major projects such as the Danish Broadcasting House and Copenhagen Airport. Finn Juhl was kept so busy, that he never finished his studies. Despite this, he received the honour of becoming a member of the Academic Architect Society in 1942, and later in life, he became a visiting professor at the Institute of Design in Chicago. At the time when he had made himself a name as a furniture designer, he would always speak of himself as being a selftaught.

One of the international highlights of Juhl’s career was designing the complete interior of the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the UN headquarters in New York between 1951 and 52.

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  • Material/

    Brass, Teak

  • Dimension/

    160.0 x 92.0 x 78.0 cm (63.0 x 36.2 x 30.7 in)

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