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Finn Juhl

(Denmark, 1912-1989)
Estimate
250 000 - 300 000 SEK
22 000 - 26 400 EUR
23 300 - 27 900 USD
Hammer price
500 000 SEK
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Finn Juhl
(Denmark, 1912-1989)

A set of six Finn Juhl 'Egyptian Chairs' in rosewood and black original upholstery, by Niels Vodder, Denmark 1950-60's.

Stamped with maker's mark CABINETMAKER NIELS VODDER DENMARK DESIGN BY FINN JUHL.

Minor wear.

Exhibitions

The model was introduced at the Cabinetmaker's Guilds Exhibition, Copenhagen in 1949.

Literature

Esbjorn Hiort, 'Finn Juhl - Furniture, Architecture, Applied -45.art', The Dansih Architectural Press, Copenhagen 1990, pp 44-45.

More information

CITES certificate, valid within the EU included.
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materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory, tortoiseshell and palisander.
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Designer

The Danish architect and designer Finn Juhl is considered one of Scandinavia's most influential persons in modern furniture design. Juhl studied from 1930 to 1934 at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture and, while still a student, secured work with the Danish architect Vilhelm Lauritzen. This was followed by a series of prestigious assignments as a furniture designer both in Denmark and internationally, including work at the UN Headquarters in New York and the Danish embassy in Washington.
Instead of viewing furniture solely as practical constructions, Finn Juhl drew inspiration from an organic design language, where materials and form interacted in symbiosis. Like a sculptor, Juhl often drew inspiration from the shapes of the human body and nature's own constructions, fully leveraging the strength of materials. Juhl's ideas resulted in daring, supple joinery where each element elegantly merged into a balanced whole.
Finn Juhl's furniture, created in collaboration with master cabinetmaker Niels Vodder, introduced a new language to the world of furniture and made a significant impact with its advanced models, such as "The Chieftain chair" and "Grasshopper."

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