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Turning tray

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  • Description

    In 1956 Finn Juhl designed the Turning Tray. Today the original trays are on display at Juhl's house in Charlottenlund, Denmark, which now serves as a museum. ArchitectMade has re-launched the Turning Trays after the original drawings by Juhl. The trays encompass many of Juhl's characteristic features; especially the curved teak frame as well as the corner joints are Juhl trademarks.

    The trays are handmade in Denmark in teak and laminate. In the Turning Tray you get two trays in one, since the trays are similar on each side, but with two different colours which each brings a unique glow to the teakwood. Available in three sizes and four colour combinations.

  • Technical Info

    Turning Tray 1 - 23 x 45cm
    Turning Tray 2 - 30 x 48cm
    Turning Tray 3 - 38 x 51cm

    Colour combinations:
    Black desert / Alaska white
    Black desert / Kimono red
    Black desert / Husky green
    Black desert / Angel blue

    Taking care of your Finn Juhl Turning Tray:
    The teakwood is oil treated and can be hand washed with warm water and soap. Do not use any sharp utensils on the surface of the tray. Not dishwasher safe.

  • 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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    • Black desert / Alaska white
    • Black desert / Angel blue
    • Black desert / Husky green
    • Black desert / Kimono red

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    In stock

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