Finn Juhl is known as one of the leading Scandinavian furniture designers in the 1940s to the 1960s. His perfectionism about the detail, sense of materials and innovative approach to furniture designs has made him known and loved by design enthusiast far beyond the borders of Denmark.
Finn Juhl’s house, which is part of Ordrupgaard’s collection, has since 2017 been closed due to work on the museum’s new extension, Himmelhaven. A house full of his innovative design and good taste. It was therefore an obvious opportunity to share his furniture and collection of modernist paintings from the house with the design enthusiasts outside Denmark’s borders. An experience of a home.
The exhibition includes design icons such as the Poet (1941) and the Chieftain Chair (1949), both of which have won international recognition and can be regarded as masterpieces in Finn Juhl’s work. On a daily basis, they face each other next to the fireplace in his old living room, along with all the other icons from his hand.
In other words, it is the house’s interior that can be experienced at the exhibition, which is shown at the National Museum in Stockholm.
Summary of Finn Juhl’s House on tour
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden: 14 March – 22 September 2019