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Large Finn Juhl Wall Unit for Bovirke in Teak

$44,000

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Finn Juhl for Bovirke, wall unit, model 'BO71', teak, pine, brass, Denmark, 1950s Large open wall unit designed by Finn Juhl for Bovirke. This model 'BO 71' is made of teak, with pine shelves. The shelves and the teak cabinet are adjustable at any height. Featured with the pine shelves are the brass bookends. Notable is shape of these bookends that echo the shape of the shelves when seen sideways. The shelves also have beautiful brass detailing on the sides. The wall unit features a solid cabinet with two larger and four smaller drawers. A playful element are the split handles in brass.

Details

  • Creator
    Finn Juhl (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 80.71 in. (205 cm)Width: 188.78 in. (479.5 cm)Depth: 18.12 in. (46 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. The piece is in good condition. Every item Morentz offers is checked by our team of 30 craftsmen in our in-house workshop. Special restoration or reupholstery requests can be done.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 450153901stDibs: LU933121120952

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    Ships From: Waalwijk, Netherlands
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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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 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.

About the Seller
4.8 / 5
Located in Waalwijk, Netherlands

Established in 2006, Morentz has a team of approximately 55 restorers, upholsterers, interior advisers and art historians, making it a gallery, workshop and upholstery studio, all in one. Every day, a carefully selected array of 20th-century furniture arrives from all over the world at the firm’s warehouse, where the team thoroughly e...

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