Finn Juhl designed the Poet Sofa (1941) for use in his own home, located in Charlottenlund, a rural area north of Copenhagen. Today, the Juhl house – which is an early example of open-plan design and offers views to its garden from every room – is part of the Ordrupgaard Museum. Being connected to the landscape was something that Juhl both lived and practiced, and the influence is notable in the organic forms of his furniture. Being a true sensualist, Juhl created his furniture to be comfortable, made with the best craftsmanship traditions and showing an appreciation of materials. This original is an authentic, fully licensed product of Onecollection, House of Finn Juhl™. Made in Denmark.
The color combinations are: grey with red cushion and red tufted buttons; tan with brown cushion and brown tufted buttons; charcoal with grey cushion and grey tufted buttons; and cream with cream cushion and cream tufted buttons
Solid Danish beech wood, solid Swedish pine wood and glue-less Masonite® frame; walnut legs; web structure; 100% canvas/linen bottom cover; 100% recyclable Pantera foam with fiber cotton and water-based latex glue; hand-sewn double-stitched upholstery. FABRIC A (Grey/Red): Kvadrat Remix (90% new worsted wool, 10% nylon). FABRIC B (Tan/Brown and Charcoal/Grey): Kvadrat Divina Melange (100% wool). FABRIC B (Cream): Kvadrat Hallingdal (70% wool, 30% viscose).
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 >