“FJ 53 two seater sofa”

Finn Juhl 1912-1989

“FJ 53 two seater sofa”

Freestanding two seater brazilian rosewood sofa upholstered with new wool
Designed 1953 and manufactured by Niels Vodder.
Retailed by Illums Bolighus, with metal tag
Model presented at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition at Designmuseum Danmark 1953

Grete Jalk “40 Years of Danish Furniture Design”, vol. 3 ill. p. 270-271

Year 1950´s
Artist Finn Juhl 1912-1989
Price DKK 225.000 / EURO 30.500
Materials Rosewood and wool
Height 73 cm
Width 128 cm
Depth 78 cm

The story behind


Finn Juhl (1912-1989) was a Danish architect, interior and industrial designer. 

Juhl enrolled at the Department of architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. He began his studies in the 1930s, which was an important period in furniture design and when modern design started to emerge. In 1934 while he was still a student, Finn Juhl started working with the prominent Danish architect Vilhelm Lauritzen. At his studio, he worked on major projects such as the Danish Broadcasting House and Copenhagen Airport. He received the honor of becoming a member of the Academic Architect Society in 1942, and later he became a visiting professor at the Institute of Design in Chicago. 

One of the international highlights of Juhl’s career was designing the complete interior of the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the UN headquarters in New York between 1951 and 52. 

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