*notcot in home+decor , 02:53

Finn Juhl- 07.04.05

Work Table
designer: Finn Juhl
year: c.1950
manufacturer: Niels Vodder

Finn Juhl (1912-1989) was first and foremost famous for his furniture. In the 1940s, he broke with the established furniture tradition and designed a number of creations that regenerated Danish furniture design. At the MilanTriennials in the 1950s, he was awarded no fewer than five gold medals and won international acclaim for his furniture. But Finn Juhl was not only an excellent furniture designer: he worked with all aspects of the architect´s profession. He gained international renown as an interior designer for his work on the Trusteeship Council Chamber at United Nations headquarters in New York. As an exhibition architect, he was the man behind the major showings of Danish applied art abroad which created the concept “Danish design” and paved the way for the Danish furniture industry´s export triumphs in the 1960s.

He’s worth a google if you’re not up on his pieces.

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He is indeed worth a google to get up to date on his pieces. My favorite is the turning tray. :)

----- furniture fan 05.01.09 13:49

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