Danish designer Finn Juhl created the Nyhavn Table (1945) for his own use in his first studio, located at Nyhavn 33 in Copenhagen. Elegant and simple, this table is constructed with a steel frame that’s treated with a very special finish. The process, used on the barrels of classic hunting rifles to help them resist corrosion and eliminate glare for the shooter, involves hot oil being rubbed over the steel in multiple applications. This gun-barrel finish has a rich matte appearance. The "feet" of the legs are finished with walnut, picking up on the band of wood that wraps around the tabletop. The black tabletop is a pleasure to work on and adds material contrast to the steel frame. Simple assembly required. This original is an authentic, fully licensed product of Onecollection, House of Finn Juhl™. Made in Denmark.
Steel with gun-barrel finish; walnut veneer tabletop edge; solid walnut "feet" on legs; laminate tabletop.
When you look at the graceful shapes and sensual curves of Finn Juhl's work, you may be shocked to realize that he designed these pieces 60 to 70 years ago. A pioneering force in his own country, Finn Juhl is also credited along with fellow Danes Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner, Borge Mogensen and Poul Kjaerholm for introducing Danish modern to mid-century America.
Although he initially wanted to become an art historian, his father persuaded him to attend the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture. By 1934, he had a prestigious position with architect Vilhelm Lauritzen, and explored the functionalism movement by creating clean, geometrical buildings like the broadcasting house Radiohuset, a pinnacle of Danish architecture that now houses the Royal Danish Academy of Music. Read more >