Danish

Sideboard

After Finn Juhl’s star rose on the American design stage around 1950, he also became increasingly inspired by his American colleagues – Charles Eames in particular. Up until then, wood had almost exclusively been his preferred material but he now gradually started experimenting with steel.

 

This new simplicity with its straight lines was evident in his design of desks, dining tables, coffee tables, benches, sideboards and sofas for Danish furniture manufacturer Bovirke. These designs with their stained steel frame and wooden toes were Juhl’s answer to the criticism he had received in terms of his “arty” sculptural designs and his exclusivity.

 

Finn Juhl’s simple and beautiful sideboard from 1955 combines exclusive wooden materials with the colours from Goethe’s colour wheel. The sideboard is manufactured with white/yellow or white/light blue sliding doors and matching trays in yellow/red or blue shades.

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MATERIALS

Walnut, teak, oak, oregon pine.
Brownish steel frame with wooden feet.
Doors in yellow/white or blue/white.
Tray unit in red/yellow or blue/white color shade

 

DIMENSIONS

H 89,5cm x W 46,7cm x L 176,5cm

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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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