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Finn Juhl 48 Sofa Bench 1948 Walnut, Leather Vegetal Nature

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Sofa designed by Finn Jhul Manufactured by One collection Finn Juhl (Denmark) The 48 sofa-bench is part of the 48 Series which was presented at the Cabinet Makers’ Guild Exhibition in 1948. The 48 sofa-bench is easily recognizable because of Finn Juhl's characteristic and sculptural shapes and delicate details. The 48 Series is characterized by the use of multiple materials. Today, it is rare to see furniture that employs two different types of wood. This type of contrast has been left almost entirely to Finn Juhl despite the many years that have passed. The 48 sofa-bench is available in oak with armrests and toes in walnut and a version entirely in walnut. The sofa-bench is upholstered with either fabric or leather. 1948, relaunched in 2018 Dimensions: Size: W 125cm D 63cm H 80cm Seat height 44cm Frame: walnut Upholstery: Leather.  

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Materials Frame: Oak/walnut, walnut Upholstery: Leather or Fabric

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  • Condition
  • Dimensions
    H 49.22 in. x W 31.5 in. x D 24.81 in.H 125 cm x W 80 cm x D 63 cm
  • Seat Height
    17.33 in. (44 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Barcelona, ES
  • Reference Number
    LU1427215564221
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About Finn Juhl (Designer)

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 these pages, 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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