Finn Juhl 2010

Danish Designer and Architect


Danish Designer and Architect.

Born in 1912 in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen. As a furniture designer he came to play an important role in the development of Danish design in the 1940s. He broke with the established furniture tradition of strictly funktionalistic values and, together with cabinet maker Niels Vodder, he produced a series of furniture that came to redefine the ‘Danish Design’ concept. His designs were awarded five gold medals and won international acclaim at the Milan Triennals. Together with Arne Jacobsen and Poul Kjærholm, Finn Juhl paved the way for the launch of Danish design abroad under the title ‘Danish Modern’, and the subsequent export boom through the 1960s up to the present day.

The exhibition focuses on Juhl's earlier designs. Featuring one of the most important works by Finn Juhl -- the NV 44 made by Niels Vodder in 1944 for the Cabinetmaker´s Guild Exhibition. Also the NV 45, and the famous Chieftan Chair.