06-03-2012, 5 PM, auditorium
Free Public Lecture organized by the Interior Architecture department. The fourthd lecture in a series of six
Joost Cords (Bon&CO), Rotterdam:
Finn Juhl was groundbreaking, in particular within furniture design, but he was also a valued architect with his sense for the interplay between furniture and space. As a designer he was part of a revolution in Danish design. In the 1940s he designed a series of furniture that was to redefine the ‘Danish Design’ concept and the 1950s saw his breakthrough in the US with the interior design project ”The Trusteeship Chamber” in the UN headquarters in New York. Together with Arne Jacobsen and Poul Kjærholm, Finn Juhl paved the way for the launch of Danish design abroad under the title ‘Danish Modern’, and the subsequent export boom through the 1960s up to the present day.