Finn Juhl Exhibition

March 14 Sweden’s leading art museum Nationalmuseum open their doors to the exhibition Finn Juhl: Architectural Furniture Designer. The exhibition is a collaboration with the Danish museum Ordrupgaard and is the first major international exhibition about Finn Juhl in recent times, showcasing an exclusive selection of furniture, artwork and art handicraft from his home in Ordrup which he designed and decorated in 1942.

Finn Juhl is known as one of the most leading Scandinavian furniture designers in the 1940´s to the 1960´s. His pronounced perfectionism about the detail, sense of materials and innovative approach to furniture designs has made him known by design enthusiasts world wide. In the 1950´s, Finn Juhl got his American breakthrough. Among other things, the Academy Council at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts awarded Juhl the prestigious task to do the interior of the Council of Trustees assembly hall in the United Nations headquarters in New York. Today, the UN hall is considered to be a main work in Finn Juhl’s career. The exhibition lasts until September 22 2019.

The house of Finn Juhl is a part of Orderupgaard Museum, which is closed during the construction of the museum’s new extension designed by the Norwegian architect office Snøhetta. Ordrupgaard is expected to reopen in 2020.

Finn Juhl´s house in Ordrup outside Copenhagen. Photo: Anna Danielsson / Nationalmuseum.
Finn Juhl´s house, interior. Photo: Anna Danielsson / Nationalmuseum.
Left: Egyptian Chair, Finn Juhl, 1949, Ordrupgaard, Copenhagen. Right: Chieftain Chair, Finn Juhl, 1949, Ordrupgaard, Copenhagen. Photo: Anders Sune Berg.
Finn Juhl´s house, interior. Photo: Anna Danielsson / Nationalmuseum.