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Nyhavn table

By House of Finn Juhl


  • Description

    Finn Juhl designed a diverse range of furniture with frames of steel pipe during his working life.
    This was also the theme of the work tables for his first studio at Nyhavn 33, Copenhagen. As Finn Juhl in 1957 moved the studio to Sølvgade 38, these tables were still in use.

    The cabinet was designed in 1953 as an addition to the Nyhavn Table from 1945 and had previously been produced by the firm BOVIRKE. The drawer cabinet is now relaunched by ONECOLLECTION.

    The Drawer Cabinet with three coloured trays hangs like a floating, individual element under the light steel construction of the Nyhavn Table. This reflects Finn Juhl's design philosophy of separating the elements to create visual lightness. His separation of the support and the supported is seen in many of his chairs – e.g. the "45-Chair" is another example of this.

    Finn Juhl was one of the most important interior designers of modern times. He said:

    "Gaps are also space."

    As with the FJ Sideboard, the coloured trays are according to Goethe's famous colour circle and come in a yellow / red scale and a blue scale.

  • Technical Info

    L: 170 x W: 85 x H: 72.5cm
    L: 190 x W: 85 x H: 72.5cm

    Materials: Burnished steel frame with wooden feet matching the table top. Table top oak, walnut, teak veneer/black linoleum.

  • 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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    • Oak
    • Teak veneer/Black linoleum
    • Walnut

    • Blue/White
    • Without tray unit
    • Yellow/White

  • Delivery

    6-7 weeks
    Made to order item

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