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Finn Juhl Benches

Danish, 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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Creator: Finn Juhl
Early Finn Juhl Bench for Bovirke, Denmark, circa 1953
By Bovirke, Finn Juhl
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Early Finn Juhl Bench for Bovirke, Denmark, circa 1953. New Expertly Upholstered Cushion in Kravet Couture Green Wool Fabric. Makers Mark to the Bott...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Finn Juhl Benches

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Brass, Steel

Midcentury Danish Finn Juhl Model 137 Japan Sofa For France & Son
By Finn Juhl
Located in Shepperton, Surrey
Original solid teak Japan sofa designed by Finn Juhl in 1957 for France & Son, Denmark. An incredibly hard to find item which is a superb showcase for J...
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Finn Juhl benches for sale on 1stDibs.

Finn Juhl benches are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Finn Juhl benches, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 4 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 16 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original benches by Finn Juhl were created in the modern style in scandinavia during the 21st century and contemporary. Prices for Finn Juhl benches can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $3,873 and can go as high as $14,002, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $7,605.

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