About Finn Juhl
Finn Juhl (30 January 1912 – May 17, 1989) was a Danish furniture designer and architect. He was educated at the School of Architecture 1930-1934 and worked as a teacher at the School of Interior Design 1945-1955.
Finn Juhl earned great recognition in Denmark and internationally for his organic, sculptural idiom and for the fruitful cooperation with cabinetmaker Niels Vodder, which resulted in pioneering methods and techniques for the production of teak furniture.
Finn Juhl’s furniture is characterized by a strong feeling for the material’s inherent qualities.
Besides furniture Finn Juhl also designed handicrafts in glass and wooden decoration. Several of Finn Juhl’s furniture are represented in museums, others are still in production and sold all over the world.
In 1951 Finn Juhl designed the interior of the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the UN headquarters in New York.
In 2003, ordained Wilhelm Hansen Foundation Finn Juhl Prize, given to individuals who have made special efforts in furniture design.
Finn Juhl’s home, which he himself designed and decorated, located on a site adjacent to Ordrupgaard. Today his home, due to a private donation, has become a permanent exhibition at Ordrupgaard. The doors opened for the first time to the public on 3. April 2008.
- Own house, now part of Ordrupgaard, Kratvænget 15, Ordrup (1942, CF Hansen Medal)
- The Trusteeship Council Chamber or Finn Juhl Room at the UN building, New York. (1951-52, later rebuilt).
- Single Family, Nakskov (1952)
- “Villabyernes” Cinema, Vangedevej 12, Vangede (1955, demolished)
- Cottage, Engelhøj, Vejby (1962)
- Extension of Bing & Grondahl store, Amager Torv, Copenhagen (1963)
- 1940 Pelican Chair
- 1941 Poet Sofa
- 1945 FJ45 – Chair
- 1949 Chieftain Chair
- 1957 Japan Sofa
- 1944 C.F. Hansen’s encouragement prize
- 1947 Eckersberg Medal
- 1973 Honorary Royal Designer for Industry, London
- 1984 Knight of the Dannebrog