Danish

Poet Sofa

The Poet is available in the following configuration: 2 seater sofa.

 

With regards to materials, this designer sofa is available in fabric or leather upholstery.

 

This small two-seater was first shown at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition in 1941 and should be seen as a natural progression from the Pelican Chair from the previous year. The upholstery is very slim compared to what was the norm at the time and the result of Juhl’s ambition to create functional furniture for smaller apartments.

 

The Poet Sofa is also one of Juhl’s experiments for his own home. At the Guild Exhibition, the sofa was shown next to a couple of plaster reliefs by artist Sigurjón Ólafsson. In this way, he indicated the link between furniture and sculpture. The small sofa is like a very comfort- able embrace for two people, who will be sitting very close.

 

The small sofa got its name much later, in 1959, when a very popular Danish cartoonist used the sofa as the place where his protagonist would withdraw to contemplate the intricacies of life. The Poet Sofa is available in the same execution as the Pelican Chair.

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MATERIALS

Frame: Walnut, teak, oak
Upholstery: Fabric or leather

 

DIMENSIONS

Size: H 87cm x W 135cm x D 80cm
Seat Hight: 38cm

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Designer

finn juhl

Finn Juhl

DENMARK (1912-1989)

Danish architect Finn Juhl (1912–1989) is regarded as one of the greatest furniture designers of the 20th century. He was a pioneer figure within Danish furniture design and the Danish Modern movement. Being commissioned to furnish one of the larger delegates rooms at the UN building in New York, and being represented at the Museum of Modern Art, made him well known outside of Denmark early on. His many contacts led to collaboration with the American furniture industry making his furniture among the first to make Danish Modern an international phenomenon. Today, Finn Juhl’s furniture are seen in private and public places, as well as museums, around the world.

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