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The Nyhavn Desk

Finn Juhl

Finn Juhl is known for adding visual lightness to his designs, and the Nyhavn Desk is no exception. The desk is manufactured in different sizes and available with a veneered table top in teak, oak, walnut, Oregon pine or linoleum in the colours 'black' or 'mushroom' with matching wooden toes on burnished steel legs. Alternatively, the legs are available in black, orange or light blue. The table can be ordered with a tray unit with three drawers in a warm or cold range of colours.


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Finn Juhl

Initially, Finn Juhl wanted to become an art historian. Since his early years, he had been interested in fine arts. However, his father wouldn't allow a career in the arts. Instead, Finn Juhl enrolled at the Department of Architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen. Finn Juhl began his studies in the 1930s, which was an important period in furniture design, when modern design started to emerge. While he was still a student, Finn Juhl started working with the prominent Danish architect Vilhelm Lauritzen in 1934. At his studio, he worked on major projects such as the Danish Broadcasting House and Copenhagen Airport. Finn Juhl was kept so busy, that he never finished his studies. Despite this, he received the honor of becoming a member of the Academic Architect Society in 1942, and later in life, he became a visiting professor at the Institute of Design in Chicago. At the time when he had made himself a name as a furniture designer, he would always speak of himself as being a self-taught. One of the international highlights of Finn Juhl’s career was designing the complete interior of the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the UN headquarters in New York between 1951 and 52.
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