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Glove cabinet

By Onecollection


  • Description

    Finn Juhl's Glove Cabinet was originally part of a bedroom suite he designed for his wife, music publisher Hanne Wilhelm Hansen in 1961. Besides the glove cabinet, the set consisted of two lounge chairs and a small coffee table. The bedroom suite was crafted of solid cherry with exclusive decorative details of brass and wengé wood. The delicate cabinet opens up like a jewellery box and reveals its ten trays in different colours, based on Goethe's theory on colour and his colour wheel. Hanne Wilhelm Hansen loved gloves, but found it difficult to keep track of all the pairs, and the colour-coded trays were designed to help her keep order among the untidy gloves.

    The glove cabinet was presented by Ludwig Pontoppidan at The Cabinetmaker's Guild Exhibition in 1961 – Finn Juhl's 25th and last guild exhibition.

    The 2015 version of the Glove Cabinet is produced like the original in every detail, making it a genuinely exclusive product. The cabinet is only manufactured on request in oil treated handmade solid Japanese cherry with handle in solid wengé and main hinge and legs in burnished steel with handmade lock and castors in solid brass.

    "With his artistic approach to design Finn Juhl is one of the few who masters both functionality and delicate detail. Few other pieces of furniture have managed to catch the imagination of generations like Finn Juhl's glove cabinet," says Director Hans Henrik Sørensen of Onecollection.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions: H:51.7 x W:69.2 x D:34.8 cm

    Japanese cherry/wenge

    Wheels in brass

  • Designer
    Finn Juhl

    Finn Juhl (1912-1989) was the first Danish furniture designer to be recognized internationally. He studied architecture at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen with Danish architect Vilhelm Lauritzen, but as a furniture designer he was self-taught, a fact he always emphasized.

    Juhl began designing furniture in the late 1930s, in the beginning mostly pieces intended for himself, but after setting up his own office in 1945 he soon became known for his unusual, expressive and sculptural pieces. He initiated a collaboration with master cabinetmaker Niels Vodder, and caused a stir at the annual Cabinetmaker's Exhibition with designs clearly influenced by modern, abstract art. Compared to his contemporaries, Juhl placed more emphasis on form and less on function, a serious break with the tradition of the Klint School.

    Finn Juhl's first American assignment came in 1951 when he was asked to design the interior of the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the UN headquarters in New York. An overwhelming task for a young architect, but Juhl gained much praise for his result. This first experience in America and the contacts made proved valuable for many Danish architects, as it paved the way for "Danish Modern" to become internationally known and valued.

    One of Finn Juhl's most well-known pieces is the Chieftains Chair. Designed in 1949, it is a fine example of Juhl's great idea of separating the sculpturally shaped seat and back from the wooden frame. The same principle is evident in the 45 Chair, designed in 1945. Here, emphasis is laid on the elegantly shaped armrests.

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  • Delivery

    6-7 weeks
    Made to order item

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