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Finn Juhl Furniture

Finn Juhl (Denmark, 1912-1989)
Finn Juhl (Denmark, 1912-1989)

Along with Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen and Børge Mogensen, Finn Juhl was one of the great masters of mid-20th-century Danish design. Juhl was the first among that group to have his work promoted overseas, bringing the character of the nation’s furnishings — and the inherent principles of grace, craftsmanship and utility on which they were based — to an international audience. A stylistic maverick, Juhl embraced expressive, free-flowing shapes in chair and sofa designs much earlier than his colleagues, yet even his quietest pieces incorporate supple, curving forms that are at once elegant and ergonomic.

As a young man, Juhl hoped to become an art historian, but his father steered him into a more practical course of study in architecture. He began designing furniture in the late 1930s, a discipline in which, despite his education, Juhl was self-taught, and quite proud of the fact. His earliest works, designed in the late 1930s, are perhaps his most idiosyncratic. The influence of contemporary art is clear in Juhl's 1939 Pelican chair: an almost Surrealist take on the classic wing chair. Critics reviled the piece, however; one said it looked like a "tired walrus." Juhl had tempered his creativity by 1945, when the Danish furniture-making firm Niels Vodder began to issue his designs. Yet his now-classic NV 45 armchair still demonstrates panache, with a seat that floats above the chair’s teak frame.

Juhl first exhibited his work in the United States in 1950, championed by Edgar Kaufmann Jr., an influential design critic and scion of America’s most prominent family of modern architecture and design patrons. (Kaufmann’s father commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright’s design of the house “Fallingwater.”) Juhl quickly won a following for such signature designs as the supremely comfortable Chieftan lounge chair, the biomorphic Baker sofa, and the Judas table, a piece ornamented with stylish inlaid silver plaquettes. As you will see from the offerings on 1stDibs, Finn Juhl’s furniture — as well as his lighting, ceramics, tableware and accessories — has an air of relaxed sophistication and elegance that is unique in the realm of mid-20th-century design.

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Finn Juhl NV-53 Lounge Chairs for Niels Vodder
By Finn Juhl
Located in San Francisco, CA
Finn Juhl design NV-53 teak lounge chairs, stamped Niels Vodder, Denmark. Matched original pair of chairs from the original owner newly refinished and upholstered in Danish wool. B...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Furniture

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Upholstery, Teak

Finn Juhl Dining Table for France & Son
By Finn Juhl
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Furniture

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Teak

Finn Juhl NV 48 Chair for Niels Vodder
By Finn Juhl
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Furniture

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Teak

Finn Juhl Lounge Chairs FD 136
By Finn Juhl
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Furniture

Rare Finn Juhl Coffee Table
By Finn Juhl
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Furniture

Finn Juhl NV45 Settee by Niels Vodder
By Finn Juhl
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Furniture

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Wool, Teak

Finn Juhl Teak Coffee Table
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Furniture

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Teak

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Finn Juhl NV-51 Dining Chairs for Baker
By Finn Juhl
Located in San Francisco, CA
Finn Juhl design NV-51 dining chairs for Baker Furniture Company. Perfectly refinished and newly upholstered in Italian black leather.
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H 32 in. W 22.5 in. D 22 in.
Pair of Finn Juhl NV45 Chairs by Niels Vodder
By Finn Juhl
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Rare matched pair of original finish teak armchairs newly upholstered in Danish wool. Acquired from the original owner's estate, stamped with retailer and cabinet makers mark.
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  • Pair of Finn Juhl NV45 Chairs by Niels Vodder
H 33 in. W 24.5 in. D 28.5 in.
Finn Juhl NV 45 Chair by Niels Vodder
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Original Finn Juhl design NV 45 easy chair for Niels Vodder, Denmark. Made in teak with good original finish and newly upholstered in Maharam wool, stamped.
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H 32.68 in. W 27.56 in. L 32.68 in.
Finn Juhl Armchair
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Finn Juhl design for Baker walnut armchair. Refinished with original green leatherette upholstery.
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H 32 in. W 26.5 in. D 24 in.
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By Finn Juhl
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H 29 in. W 50 in. D 28 in.
Finn Juhl NV 53 Lounge Chairs
By Finn Juhl
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original matched pair of sculpted teak armchairs designed by Finn Juhl for Niels Vodder, Denmark. Perfectly refinished frames and newly upholstered seats, stamped Made by Niels Vod...
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H 29.5 in. W 28.25 in. D 33 in.
Finn Juhl Dining Table
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H 28.5 in. W 84.5 in. D 39.5 in.
Pair of Finn Juhl NV 53 Lounge Chairs
By Finn Juhl
Located in San Francisco, CA
Rare pair of Finn Juhl design teak lounge chairs for Niels Vodder, Denmark. Perfectly refinished and newly upholstered, labelled.
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H 30 in. W 28 in. D 32 in.
Pair of Finn Juhl #133 Spade Lounge Chairs
By Finn Juhl
Located in San Francisco, CA
Finn Juhl design model #133 lounge chairs. Sculpted frames made from solid teak with original cushions made by FD, Denmark. Excellent vintage condition, stamped.
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Finn Juhl Spade Chairs Model 133
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Located in San Francisco, CA
Finn Juhl design model #133 lounge chairs. Sculpted frames made from solid teak with newly upholstered plaid wool cushions. Manufactured by FD, Denmark. In excellent vintage condi...
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H 30 in. W 29 in. D 29 in.
Finn Juhl Coffee Table Fd 32 France & Son
By Finn Juhl
Located in San Francisco, CA
Finn Juhl FD532 teak coffee table for France & Son. Beautiful Finn Juhl coffee table, understated but complicated in the detail. The solid teak top is wonderfully sculptured along th...
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