chairs by Finn Juhl shown at Nordre Toldbod

 

For 3daysofdesign the gallery and function room at Nordre Toldbod 23 showed a range of furniture from The House of Finn Juhl.

With many of the chairs that were designed by Finn Juhl in the 1940s and 1950s now relaunched and in production by the company, it is possible to see how these designs evolved and to see how many of the key elements for each are repeated but modified to create such a distinct style.

Many of the chairs have curved and shaped wood arms; there are generally separate upholstered seat pads and back rests - in several chairs in the shape of an elongated shield  - in most with back rests held between the back uprights of the frame.

All the chairs have thin and elegant tapered legs, with shaped or turned cross rails and thin shaped tension struts and this required skilled work by the cabinet makers to create such complex frames and dramatic sculptural forms.