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Finn Juhl Settees

Danish, 1912-1989
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
Finn Juhl for France & Søn ‘Japan’ Sofa Model ‘137/3’ in Teak
By France & Søn, Finn Juhl
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Finn Juhl for France & Søn, sofa model ‘137/3’, teak, brass, upholstery, Denmark, designed in 1957 This sofa from the ‘Japan’ series that Finn Juhl designed for France & Søn exemp...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Settees

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Brass

Sheepskin Settee Model 185 by Slagelse Møbelværk, 1950s
By Finn Juhl
Located in Stockholm, SE
Newly upholstered in sheepskin. Excellent condition.  
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Settees

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Sheepskin

Danish Modern Finn Juhl NV-53 Settee
By Finn Juhl, Niels Vodder
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Professional, skilled furniture restoration is an integral part of what we do every day. Our goal is to provide beautiful, functional furniture that honors its illustrious past. Our ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Finn Juhl Settees

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Upholstery, Teak

Finn Juhl 'Baker' Sofa in Oak and Black/Brown Fabric
By Finn Juhl
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Finn Juhl, 'Baker' sofa, fabric, oak, Denmark, design 1951, recent production The Baker sofa was originally designed for Baker Furniture Inc., USA in 1951. In its modern design, F...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Finn Juhl Settees

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Fabric, Oak

Mid Century Danish Bo64 Sofa by Finn Juhl
By Bovirke, Finn Juhl
Located in Camperdown, NSW
Here we have a stunning Sofa BO64, designed by Finn Juhl for Bovirke, Denmark. 1940’s. Finn Juhl's organic BO64 sofa shows the influence of the biomorphic sculpture of contemporary ...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Settees

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Fabric, Teak

Finn Juhl Japan Series Two-Seater Sofa, Early Label, Original Fabric / Denmark
By France & Søn, Finn Juhl
Located in Buffalo, NY
Finn Juhl Japan Series Two-Seater Sofa,, Early label ,original fabric / Denmark.. excellent original condition,, Retains its original fabric as well as early button tag / label.. ext...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Settees

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Brass

Finn Juhl Jupiter Sofa France and Son Denmark 1965 Black
By France & Søn, Finn Juhl
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Danish modern so called Jupiter sofa model 218 designed by Finn Juhl and manufactured by France and Son, Denmark 1965. The sofa has a solid rosewood frame and black leather seating. ...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Settees

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Leather, Rosewood

Finn Juhl Rare Settee / Couch c 1947
By Finn Juhl
Located in New York, NY
Rare sofa, similar to the Poet Sofa, designed for a "Bachelor's Apartment" for the "Tidens Møbler 1947" exhibition, Copenhagen by Finn Juhl. During this exhibition Finn Juhl present...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Finn Juhl Settees

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Upholstery, Beech

Finn Juhl NV48 Settee by Niels Vodder
By Niels Vodder, Finn Juhl
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
Extremely Rare NV48 settee designed by Finn Juhl and made by Niels Vodder. Gorgeous hand crafted solid old growth teak frame perfectly complemented by a 'floating' seat and butterfly...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Finn Juhl Settees

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Leather, Teak

Finn Juhl Sofa BO 46 Bovirke
By Finn Juhl
Located in Pawtucket, RI
The perfect Finn Juhl settee manufactured by Bovirke in 1946. Reupholstered with new Hallingdal fabric. Iconic Danish design in perfect restored condition.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Settees

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Wool

Finn Juhl NV45 Settee by Niels Vodder
By Finn Juhl
Located in San Francisco, CA
Extremely rare Finn Juhl design NV45 teak settee. Excellent original wood finish, newly upholstered in Danish wool. Stamped with both retailer and cabinet maker's mark.
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Settees

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Wool, Teak

Finn Juhl Sofa for Bovirke, Denmark, 1946, Model BO-46
By Finn Juhl
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Finn Juhl for Bovirke, Denmark, 1946. A sculptural sofa model BO-46 expertly reupholstered in contrasting Savak fabrics by Gabriel of Denmark.
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Settees

Rare NV-48 Settee by Finn Juhl
By Finn Juhl
Located in Hudson, NY
Important and early production Juhl design, rarely found. Solid teak sculptured frame with heart-shaped floating back and seat. Original leather. Handmade by Niels Vodder. Signed.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Settees

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Teak

Finn Juhl "Japan" Sofa
By Finn Juhl
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Finn Juhl "Japan" sofa designed in 1958 and produced by France & Daverkosen.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Finn Juhl Settees

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Brass

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Finn Juhl settees for sale on 1stDibs

Finn Juhl sofas are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Finn Juhl sofas, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 9 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original settees by Finn Juhl were created in Scandinavian modern style during the mid-20th century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider settees by Ole Wanscher, Børge Mogensen and Hans J. Wegner. Prices for Finn Juhl sofas can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at US$4,914 and tops at US$49,950, while pieces like these can sell for US$17,268 on average.

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