Finn Juhl for France & Søn ‘Japan’ Sofa Model ‘137/3’ in Teak

$9,700.00 USD

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Finn Juhl for France & Søn, sofa model ‘137/3’, teak, brass, upholstery, Denmark, designed in 1957

This sofa from the ‘Japan’ series that Finn Juhl designed for France & Søn exemplifies Juhl’s idea to detach carrying from carried elements. The seat and backrest of the three-seat sofa are connected to the frame with thin brass connections. This elegant feature adds a striking elegance to the sofa and makes it a piece you will place free-standing in the room to admire the frame from the back too.

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 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. 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.

Please note that we advise reupholstery before use. This can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsman in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come.

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Product details

  • Condition Good
  • Creator France & Søn (Manufacturer) Finn Juhl (Designer)
  • Date of Manufacture 1950s
  • Design Japan Three-Seater Sofa Japan Series
  • Dimensions Height 28.75 in. Width 73.63 in. Depth 29.34 in. Seat Height 14.57 in.
  • Dimensions Height 73 cm Width 187 cm Depth 74.5 cm Seat Height 37 cm
  • Materials and Techniques Brass Fabric Teak
  • Period 1950-1959
  • Place of Origin Denmark
  • Style Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)