Large Finn Juhl for Bovirke Wall Unit in Teak and Brass


Finn Juhl for Bovirke, wall unit, model 'BO71', teak, pine, lacquered wood, brass, Denmark, 1950s

This bookcase is a design by the Danish master Finn Juhl for Bovirke in the 1950s. The composition is based on four columns executed in teak, each uniquely configured to accommodate various open and closed storage units. The pine shelves are beautifully shaped with brass frameworks, adding a sense of sophistication. The tubular brass bookends adds another constructive element to the piece. The large cabinet contains two sliding doors painted in subtle yellow and grey colors with characteristic recessed rounded handles. One can hide its personal belongings by situating them behind closed doors, or alternatively, opt for a clean and open layout by arranging them upon shelves. This sideboard promises to delight any bibliomaniac or art connoisseur with an appreciation for Scandinavian Modern Design.

Finn Juhl (1912-1989), born in Denmark, planned on becoming an art historian when he was young. His father however decided it would be better for his son to become an architect. After receiving 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.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Bovirke (Manufacturer) Finn Juhl (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1950s
  • dimensions Height 200 cm Width 323 cm Depth 44 cm
  • dimensions Height 78.75 in. Width 127.17 in. Depth 17.33 in.
  • material Brass Pine Teak
  • origin Denmark
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 45015476