House of Finn Juhl
Finn Juhl Glove Cabinet
- The Designer
- The Maker
Finn Juhl's 1961 exhibition became the focal point of strong criticism, especially from designers such as Børge Mogensen and Arne Karlsen, who were followers of the Klint School of furniture design. Their view was based on a social aesthetic functionalism, where unnecessary decoration was frowned upon.
But time has proved his critics wrong. Finn Juhl's designs indeed possess longevity. With his artistic approach to design, Finn Juhl was one of the few who mastered both functionality and delicate detail. Although women no longer wear gloves like in the 1960s, Finn Juhl's reinvention of the traditional chest of drawers still stands the test of time more than 50 years later.
This jewelry box of a glove cabinet is made in exclusive cherrywood and with brass exterior combined with a daring colorful interior. Today the Glove Cabinet is an extraordinary tribute to both the past, present and the future.
- Brand:House of Finn Juhl of Denmark
- Country: Made in Denmark
- SKU: HFJ-6100-FJ
- Material: Japanese Cherry Wood, Wenge, Steel, Brass
- Care:Care instructions included
- Designer:Finn Juhl
- Dimensions:(WxHxD) 27.2" x 20.4" x 13.7"
Juhl was trained as an all-round building architect, not—as he emphasized—especially as a furniture designer. On several occasions, he pointed out that as a furniture designer, he was purely self-taught.
His early chairs were produced in small batches, eighty at most, because they were created for Guild shows where the work of the artisan was emphasized over the burgeoning industry of mass production. However, they were almost all reissued later in his career.
In 1951 he designed the Trusteeship Council Chamber in the United Nations Headquarters in New York as a gift from Denmark to the UN.
A stability of construction harmonized with a unique expression of form distinguishes his works. His fondness for teak as a material led him to develop new and superior techniques for its use, and he is responsible for the present popularity of teak in Danish furniture.
Finn Juhl had a great influence on the following generation of Scandinavian architects with his use of bold sculptural forms and ultra-refined detailing. Juhl once said: "One cannot create happiness with beautiful objects, but one can ruin quite a lot of happiness with bad ones."
By the time of his passing in 1989, Finn Juhl had become an award winning and highly appreciated furniture designer on the international design stage. To this day, Finn Juhl's sculptural pieces of furniture are celebrated worldwide and he is credited as one of the founding fathers of the Danish Modern movement in America.