Finn Juhl 'Baker' Sofa in Oak and Natural Bicolor Upholstery
Finn Juhl, sofa model 'Baker', fabric, oak, Denmark, designed in 1951, recent production.
The Baker sofa was originally designed for Baker Furniture Inc., USA in 1951. For the construction of the sofa, Finn Juhl used a two-piece curved back that embraces the sitter, whilst highlighting the sofa's visual lightness. The sculptural forms are inspired by the modern free art, which interested Finn Juhl very much. The sofa has an upholstered body divided in two parts, resting upon an elegant wooden frame. The taupe and grey color of the fabric emphasize the sofa's natural appearance. A typical example of how Finn Juhl separated the elements in order to create a visual lightness.
Finn Juhl (1912-1989), born in Denmark, planned on becoming an art historian when he was young. His father however decided it would be a better career move if he went to become an architect. After his architecture degree Juhl worked for ten years with Vilhelm Lauritzen. At the age of thirty-three Finn Juhl opened his own furniture design practice. In the 1940s he designed a number of creations that regenerated Danish furniture design, and broke with the established furniture tradition. Juhl is known as the one of the most important pioneers of Danish design. He was in fact the first Danish furniture designer to gain widespread international recognition. His work was vital to spreading the “Danish Modern” concept around the world. His designs are re-known for being exquisitely elegant, refined up until the smallest detail and extremely well executed.
This sofa is in good, used condition.
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