A sensualist at heart, Finn Juhl is renowned for his high quality craftsmanship and use of the finest materials. His comfortable and elegant Poet Sofa is one of his most popular and versatile designs. Perfect for curling up in style, the sofa's refined aesthetics and organic form brings a luxurious and relaxed feel to any environment. Every section of the sofa is made by hand, from the solid wood frame and fibreglass core, to the cashmere upholstery and button detailing. Available in sophisticated light grey, the sofa has solid Chinese alder wood legs.
Finn Juhl designed the Poet Sofa in 1941 for his self-built, ultra-modern home in Charlottenlund to the north Copenhagen. It remains there to this day and the estate now forms part of the Ordrupgaard Museum. Also known as the Poeten, the Poet Sofa was exhibited in 1945 on Niels Vodder's stand at the Cabinetmaker's Guild Exhibition. At the time, Juhl's work received more acclaim abroad than in his home country of Denmark. Today, he is considered a leader of Danish design and his Poet sofa has received iconic status worldwide.
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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