Built to the exact same high standards and imensions as the 1951 original, the STIN.com Baker Sofa makes a fun, bold statement in any home it sits in. Its unmistakable silhouette, dramatic sweeping curves and bright, vibrant colours liven-up even the drabbest space, while its sofe upholstery and low profile make it the ideal spot to curl up after a hard day's work. A real design classic.
First built in 1951 in Michigan, the Baker Sofa was one of the many examples of Finn Juhl allowing his artistic background to influence his design. consisting of two padded sections, held together by a strong wooden frame, it played around with the traditional ideas of what sofa form and shape should be, adding a dramatic swooping valley to the top headrest and tilting the seat the the perfect lounging angle. The bright vibrant colours fit perfectly into the ever-changing interior aesthetics of the 1950s and ensure that it remains a crowd favourite to this day.
Finn Juhl was the first Danish furniture designer to receive international recognition. He studied architecture with a Danish architect, Vilhelm Lauritzen and graduated from the Royal Academy in Copenhagen. As a furniture designer he was self-taught, something that he always emphasized. Juhl designed his first piece of furniture in the late 1930s. Mainly pieces for himself but after setting up his own office in 1945 he soon became known for creating unusual, expressive and sculptural pieces of furniture. He had a collaboration with master cabinet maker Niels Vodder and managed to cause a stir with designs obviously inspired by modern, abstract art. Compared to his contemporaries, Juhl put more energy into the form and less on function, which presented a break in traditional design.
"One cannot create happiness with beautiful objects, but one can spoil quite a lot of happiness with bad ones."
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