Anniversary of a Scandinavian icon: 100 years of Finn Juhl
On 30 January 2012 would be the world-famous Danish architect and furniture designer Finn Juhl, who died in 1989, 100 years old.
With events all over the world, from Tokyo to Cologne and Milan to return to his native Copenhagen, his life’s work is honored.
Trained as an architect at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Finn Juhl began his career as an architect in the prestigious office of his former professor, William Lauritzen.
On the side he created for his own apartment furniture, which he left the cabinetmaker Niels Vodder produce.
Juhl took some of his designs exhibition of art carpenter’s Guild attended the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. As an architect he had a different approach to the art of carpentry, he approached impartially on the matter. So he gained through his organic and sculptural forms much attention.
In Denmark, Finn Juhl was mainly for the style-defining furniture from this period is known, such as the poet of coffee in 1941 and the chief seat of 1949.
Even his later taught course, a Finn Juhl house with his own designs. Juhl furniture looked at as part of the spatial effect, which formed with art installations and a unit. The overall design of an insight into the Scandinavian home decor from the 50s and 60s, incorporated as a permanent exhibition at the museum adjacent to Ordrupgaard.
The architectural contract for the interior of the UN headquarters in New York gave his furniture to his breakthrough in the U.S.:
He got to know Edgar Kaufmann, the then director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Finn Juhl was known through publications and exhibitions. As a consequence, Juhl furniture manufactured in series.
Far away as Japan enjoys enormous prestige Finn Juhl. The Scandinavian craftsmanship with sophisticated design details, the skillful use of the properties of the preferred materialinhärenten of Juhl.
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