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Finn Juhl

Finn Juhl (1912- 1989) architect and interior and industrial designer, is considered one of the fathers of Danish design. In 1931 he studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He opened his studio in Copenhagen in 1945 where he began to design his first pieces of furniture using precious materials such as wood and leather. Finn Juhl, far from the Danish purist design of the time, was inspired by a modern and functional design and his passion for distant cultures, such as the African or Egyptian one. Accompanying his projects was the cabinetmaker Niels Vodder who translated Juhl's drawings into products with complex and sophisticated shapes. Among the most famous realizations we remember the Grasshopper seat, the Pelican armchair and the iconic Chieftain Chair.