Finn Juhl for France & Søn Coffee Table in Teak
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Finn Juhl for for France & Søn, coffee table from the series ‘500’, teak, Denmark, design 1958
This solid teak coffee table was part of the ‘500’ series that included a square and a rectangular side table with the common feature of a raised lip that runs along the longer side of the tabletop. Also, the solid teak timber construction, with the elegantly tapered legs, gives it a simple yet distinct feeling. One that Finn Juhl himself appreciated so much in his design, that he placed them in his own living room.
Finn Juhl (1919-1989) was born in Denmark and 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 graduating in architecture, Juhl worked for ten years with Vilhelm Lauritzen. At the age of 33 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 and 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. Finn Juhl was first and foremost famous for his furniture before working with interiors and as an exhibition architect. In the 1940s, he broke with the established furniture tradition and designed a number of creations that regenerated Danish furniture design.
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