The story of Finn Juhl

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Finn Juhl (1912 – 1989) was a Danish architect interior and industrial designer that is regarded as the “father of Danish Design”.

He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and at the School of Architecture in Denmark. Nevertheless, it is his talent and skills (self-taught!) in furniture design that made him famous. In fact, he was the first Danish furniture designer to be recognized internationally.

He broke with the established furniture tradition, and dared colors and organic forms. His unusual style and sculptural pieces were acclaimed worldwide, and earned him prestigious assignments such as designing the Trusteeship Council in the UN building in 1951.

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