Finn Juhl Chronology


Born on January 30, 1912 in Copenhagen, Denmark.


1930 Graduated from Sct. Jørgens Gymnasium

1930-1934 Studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture

1934-1945 Employed by the architect Vilhelm Lauritzen

1937 Debut at the Cabinetmakers´ Guild exhibitions

1937-1959 Furniture models for cabinetmaker Niels Vodder

1937 Married Inge-Marie Skaarups on July 15, (later divorced)


1942 Membership in the Academic Architects Association (now the Federation of Danish Architects)

1942 Built his house on Kratvænget, north of Copenhagen

1943 C. F. Hansen prize for young architects

1945 Independent design office in Nyhavn, Copenhagen opened

1945-1955 Senior teacher at the School of Interior design

1946 Designed Bing & Grøndahl store on Amagertorv Square, Copenhagen

1947 Eckersberg Medal

1948 Svend Schaumann´s flourist´s shop, Kongens Nytorv


1950 Contemporary Danish Architecture exhibition, London

1950 Danish Handcraft Guild exhibition, London

1950 Mrs. Anthon Petersen´s summer house in Asserbo, Denmark

1951 Good Design exhibition, Chicago

1951-1952 Designed the Trusteeship Council Chamber, U.N. Headquarters, New York

1951-1955 Furniture collection for Baker Furniture, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan

1952 Angewandte Kunst aus Dänemark exhibition, Zurich, Switzerland

1952 Redesign of the Georg Jensen store on Fifth Avenue, New York

1952 Single-family house for M. Aubertin, Nakskov , Denmark

1952 Designed a room with his own furniture, etc. at the Nordenfjeldske Museum of Applied Art, Trondheim, Norway

1953-1969 Furniture collection for France & Daverkosen, Ørholm, and France & Søn, Hillerød, Denmark

1954 Home of the Future exhibition at the Cabinetmakers´Guild 400th anniversary exhibition at Forum, Copenhagen

1954 Georg Jensen silversmithy, 50th anniversary exhibition, Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen

1954 Fifty Years of Danish Silver exhibition, London, Washington, Louisville, and  Dallas (1955) and St. Louis (1957)

1954 Designed Denmark´s stand at the Xth Triennial in Milan, Awarded honorary diploma

1955 Villabyerne’s cinema, Vangede, Denmark

1955 Awarded a diploma by Gentofte Municipality

1955 Director´s office for France & Daverkosen, Ørholm, Denmark

1955 Model apartment at the H55 exhibition in Helsingborg, Sweden

1956-1961 Designed SAS´s ticket offices in Europe and Asia

1956-1957 Neue Form aus Dänemark traveling exhibition in eight German cities and Vienna

1956 Designed the Georg Jensen, Toronto, Canada

Designed interior of DC-8 planes for SAS

1957 Design office moved to 38 Sølvgade, Copenhagen

1957 Redesigned the Georg Jensen store on New Bond Street, London

1957 Denmark´s stand at the XIth. Triennial in Milan. Awarded a gold medal


1960 Furnished the ambassador´s residence at the Royal Danish Embassy, Washington D.C.

1960-1961 The Arts of Denmark exhibition, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1960 Trophy for The Kaufmann International Design Award

1961 Began a common-law marriage with Hanne Wilhelm Hansen

1962 Summer-house for Anders Hostrup-Pedersen, Raageleje, Denmark

1963 Expansion of Bing & Grøndahl store, Copenhagen

1964 A.I.D. prize for design, Chicago

1965 Visiting professor, Institute of Design, Chicago

1965 Designed the Hotel Richmond restautant

1966 Redesigned Wilhelm Hansen’s Musikforlag on Gothersgade, Copenhagen

1968 Two Centuries of Danish Design exhibition, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

1968 A Century of Danish Design exhibition, Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow, and Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

1969 Exhibition of arts and crafts, Brussels


1970 Retrospective exhibition of Finn Juhl’s own work, Charlottenborg Autumn Exhibition, Denmark

1971 Received a life-long pension from the State Budget

1973 Exhibition of his own work, Cantu, Italy

1978 Made an Honorary Royal Designer for Industry, London


1982 Retrospective exhibition of furniture and other work, Museum af Decorative Art, Copenhagen

1984 Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog


Finn Juhl died May 17, 1989