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Curved Sofa with Teak Legs by Finn Juhl Designed in 1948

$19,500 Asking Price


This iconic sofa, the "BO64 Two-and-a-half Person sofa," is emblematic of Finn Juhl's organic design with its curved back and arms. This sofa is beautiful viewed from all sides. Designed 1948; made circa 1950. Produced by Bovirke. Newly upholstered in Holland and Sherry fabric. Literature: Esbjørn Hiort, "Finn Juhl: Furniture, Architecture, Applied art", Copenhagen, 1990, p. 128, illustrated. Per H. Hansen and Klaus Petersen, "Den store danske møbelguide," Denmark, 2006, p. 165, illustrated.


  • Creator
    Finn Juhl (Designer),Bovirke (Cabinetmaker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Width: 52 in. (132.08 cm)Depth: 28 in. (71.12 cm)Seat Height: 15.5 in. (39.37 cm)
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1950
  • Condition
    Upholstered in Holland and Sherry Chamonix wool in Mushroom, mounted on teak legs.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU105503055262

About the Designer

Finn Juhl

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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