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Kaufmann table

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Regular Price: £9,109.00

Special Price £7,742.65

  • Description

    Like so much other furniture Finn Juhl designed a large working desk for his own house at Kratvænget in Charlottenlund, which was produced by Niels Vodder and later by Baker Furniture. The table is still in the house and it is an unusual beautiful table. The ultra refined edge profiles of the table makes the rather solid table plate look as light as thistledown together with the beautiful frame which is lifted from the plate.

    The expression of the table is in a class of its own and Finn Juhl has deliberately kept the table plate and the frame in different sorts of wood, a bright and a dark one in order to underline the difference between the lead and the leading. The table's richness of details is typical for Finn Juhl, they are just as sensuous – as well as practically reasoned. The edge profiles end in a small drop shaped ending, inviting the plum of the finger to a sensuous touch. The inlaid and bended brass list of the cross apron is practical and delicate and prevents shoe polish on the bright wood, if one, as a result of the touch of the edge, should get indolent and rest the feet upon it.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions: W: 94 x L: 202 x H: 71.5 cm

    Material: Oak frame. Walnut tableplate. Veneer with solid edges. Brass footrest

  • 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

Regular Price: £9,109.00

Special Price £7,742.65

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