Teenager, Finn Juhl wanted to become an art historian, having a passion for the fine arts since childhood. His father stopped him and Finn Juhl started architectural studies. Later, when his fame as a designer of furniture acquired, he speaks of himself as an autodidact, in reference to this upset vocation that forced him to walk intellectually on a lonely way. His style owes much to this singular trajectory, with its non academic interpretation of art visible in his work. Finn Juhl started his studies in 1930, a key period which saw the birth of modern design and furniture.
His modern offices in central Copenhagen was greeting his visitors with a huge Japanese fish in paper, symbol of imagination. And rather than addressing the design of a furniture from an functional angle, in the classical manner, Finn Juhl approached his work in the manner of a sculptor, seeking the beauty of the volume and shape, life and expressiveness, an approach that, in the 1940s and 1950s, was then completely new. For Finn Juhl, it was clear that furniture could not be limited to function, but should also express an artistic sensibility.

Finn Juhl




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lounge chairs

dining chairs

Finn Juhl is considered the father of the concept “Danish Modern” or “Danish Design”. He played an important role in the time of unrest and upheaval within the development of Danish furniture design and put Denmark on the map of international design through his work.
One Collection has the sole rights worldwide to produce and market the furniture of the architect Finn Juhl (1912-1989). In 2001, the rights were handed over personally by Finn Juhl’s widow. After her death in 2003, the copyright belongs to the Wilhelm Hansen Foundation which OneCollection is working with.

House of Finn Juhl


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