If you love Scandinavian furniture and are looking for a styledifferent from the one you usually see, I suggest you put your attention on Finn Juhl and his famous designs. The Nordic decoration is great for small spaces. What do you think?
Who’s Finn Juhl?
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An impressive, well-known and recognized interior designer, who revolutionized Scandinavian design in all its senses… after the post-war period. Finn Juhl, avant-garde of Danish design, left an open book about his ideas on architecture through his curious designs and his house (converted into a wonderful museum). This house, located north of Copenhagen in Charlottenlund, is the best place to be inspired by different designs.
Next, I’ll leave you with some of the designs of this innovator of the time and which continue to be reissued by the Danish firm Onecollection. Of course, this firm has the rights to Juhl’s works, and they haven’t been lost. In addition, the distribution to order of their reissued designs can reach all over Spain.
Charming seat and chair Pelican, whose design in (1940) was not well accepted, in fact had many negative criticisms, but today are quite a past. This chair, which can be combined with a coffee table from the same series, is handcrafted and upholstered by hand. Finally, the legs of the chairs can be found in several different types of woods.
This great designer, used to resort to darker woods such as teak or the like, as it differs a lot from other interior designers or architects who use precious but clearer woods such as oak.
This beautiful sofa with curved lines, soft and organic, looks beautiful in any living room.. Echo in wood and upholstered in a handcrafted way, you can get several colors on the official website. Finn Juhl loved working with wood and pushing it to unsuspected limits.
Designed in 1949, it is now practically an icon in interior decoration. in Denmark. The chair is made of a wonderful teak and walnut wood. Besides, the seat is so comfortable because it’s made of leather. Being quite a recognition today, you can find the double seat for two people! What do you think?
This beautiful work table, without the drawer, was one of Finn Juhl’s first designs, for one of his studies. The table now contains a practical cabinet with three trays or drawers in different colours. The original design did not have these drawers… they were designed in 1953 as an extra complement.
The table, is made of steel but very light so that it can be moved more easily. This piece of furniture is perfect to put in a place or work area, such as a desk. Also, it will be perfect in a bedroom where you have to share space. What do you think?
This piece of furniture may not attract as much attention as others by the great designer Finn Juhl… but, really, the story is nice. To begin with, this table was originally designed for Juhl’s own home. But later a good cabinetmaker wanted to make it to sell to the public. And, in fact, it was.
The wood of this table is walnut and contains a kind of combination of teak with some oak. It also contains small silver plates. Perhaps the distribution of the silver pieces is not the most attractive, but if you want me to tell you an anecdote, this table was formerly associated with the number of disciples at the Last Supper, along with the silver as iconic inlays of the table. In fact, they called it the Table of Judas.
This wall-mounted sofa, I love… and it’s probably the best example you can give of the way Finn Juhl was inspired by modern free art. Each of these sofas is handmade and delivered fully upholstered, according to the customer’s choice.
One thing I love about this piece of furniture is that it can be made in different sizes.. Finn Juhl, has these sofas in many famous interior designs. Its light and asymmetrical appearance has nothing to do with its comfort.
Designed by Finn Juhl, for BOVIRKE in 1953was part of a series of furniture that had a very simple steel frame, in burnished steel. The bench or the table, was one of the important pieces of the great traveling exhibition in North America”.Design in Scandinavia“. This exhibition, I can see in 22 different places between 1954-1957
The truth is, after this exhibition, the design and elegance of this bench was a success. Of course, it’s one of the designer’s most outstanding pieces. A very popular piece, which has reached high prices, at different auctions around the world.
Ross Coffie Table
Charming and practical table, which is perfect for adding a nice vase or even a cup of coffee, while you read the paper, study or work. The table is made of high quality steel and wood. It’s hollow, so you can put whatever you want.
This coffee table, designed by Finn Juhl, is perfect to complete the Pelican chair. This precious surface is the most evident result of Finn Juhl’s taste for sculpture. The design of this table in 1940 and its presentation at the Annual Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition was a success.
Finn Juhl, re-designed the Danish design in the 1940s. From a different point of view and much more avant-garde than other contemporary designers of the time, really got his designs to stay in time. In fact, in Copenhagen, his hometown, they held an exhibition of his work “Furniture for the senses” after the death of the designer.
The truth is. this designer’s furniture really has strangely striking shapes and lines.. Although less successful than other designers of the time, Finn Juhl preferred to continue to innovate in the creation of Danish design, rather than sell successful furniture and be more popular. Do you love Danish decoration? What do you think of Scandinavian furniture?
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