Author(s): Anne-Louise Sommer
In the rank of great Danish designers, Finn Juhl (1912-1989) is mentioned in the same breath with Hans J. Wegner and Arne Jacobsen. He became particularly well known for his sculptural, seemingly organic tables, chairs, and sofas. However, the complex interior designs he developed in the forties and fifties were also enormously successful. These include the Danish Embassy in Washington, D. C., or the conference room of the United Nations Trusteeship Council in New York. Only the most adept would be aware of the fact that Finn Juhl was also a talented watercolor painter. For the first time, this publication allows readers to take a unique look at the designer's working method. More than 125 subtle works on paper communicate the ingenuity of their creator: Finn Juhl's furniture classics, living concepts, and interior designs can finally be experienced in all their complexity, as one can trace their development from the beginning onwards.