With so many Australian and international visitors flocking to Scandinavia this northern summer, we wanted to share news of a not-to-be-missed event for all fans of Danish Modern. Until September 22, 2019 you can experience an exhibition about Finn Juhl, his unique designs and his groundbreaking design collaborations at the National Museum in Stockholm.
Pending the reopening of the Finn Juhl House museum in 2020, the exhibition is arranged in collaboration with Ordrupgaard and is the first major international exhibition about Finn Juhl in recent times. The event marks the increasing international awareness of Finn Juhl and his work.
Finn Juhl is known as one of the most leading Scandinavian furniture designers in the 1940s to the 1960s. In the 1950s, Finn Juhl got his big American breakthrough. Among other achievements, the Academy Council at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts awarded Juhl the prestigious task of organizing the hall of The Council of Trustees in the United Nations headquarters in New York. Today, the UN hall is considered to be the main work in Finn Juhl’s career.
Finn Juhl’s furniture has won great international recognition, and significant works such as the two-person sofa the Poet (1941) and the Chieftain Chair (1949) are considered as design icons. Today the Finn Juhl catalogue is made under licence in Denmark by House of Finn Juhl. Crafted by hand and with meticulous respect for the original makers and the intent of the designer, the collection is available in Australian through Danish Red. Read more about this fascinating exhibition here.