“Art is art, and a chair is a chair” – for the architect and furniture designer Finn Juhl there were no grey areas. And yet Juhl’s designs often strike a delicate balance between the fine and applied arts. Finn Juhl was one of the leading figures in the so-called ‘golden age’ of Danish furniture design in the years after the Second World War and his success in the United States was instrumental in drawing the world’s attention to the Danish chair and the branding of Danish Design.

‘Finn Juhl – Life, Work, World’ tells Finn Juhl’s story (1912-1989) and places his works into the context of their times – from the breakthrough of modernism around 1930 through the heights of cabinetmaker’s furniture in the 1940s and 1950s, and up until the re-emergence of near-forgotten masterpieces in the 1990s, their sublime execution admired afresh.

The present book contains over 400 photographs and drawings, including 20 detailed presentations of Finn Juhl’s most iconic designs. The monograph closes with an illustrated inventory of Juhl’s known works.

The author, Christian Bundegaard (b. 1961), is a historian of ideas and has written and contributed to a number of books on architecture and architects.

  • By Christian Bundegaard
  • Published: November 15, 2018
  • Hardcover
  • Graphic design: Rasmus Koch Studio
  • Pages: 272
  • ISBN: 978-87-92949-91-2
  • Edition/impression: 1/1
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