House of Finn Juhl
Finn Juhl was an architect and one of the leading figures in the creation of "Danish design" in the 1940s. He gave a soft edge to the lines of wooden modernist chairs, favouring organic shapes which often took the wood to the limits of what was possible. He generally used teak and other dark woods, unlike many of the other proponents of the Danish Modern movement who often used oak in their designs.
The Nyhavn Desk was designed by Finn Juhl in 1953 as an addition to the Nahavn Table. The Nyhavn Desk was one of the tables designed for Finn Juhl’s first studio at Nyhavn 33 in Copenhagen. This simple and very stable table comes with three coloured storage trays which hang like a floating individual elements under the light steel construction of the main desk. The design reflects Finn Juhl’s philosophy of separating the elements to create a visual lightness. The frame is made of burnished steel with matching edges and toes in walnut, teak or oak while the coloured trays according to Goethe’s famous colour circle come in a yellow / red scale or, a blue scale.
Nyhavn is now on sale. Sale price is £1,591 incl. VAT was £3,045. Finished in Walnut and black linoleum.
Manufacturer House of Finn Juhl
Designer Finn Juhl
Material solid wood, metal Finish solid wood, burnished steel, black linoleum, coloured drawers Dimensions W: 85 x D: 170/190 x H: 72,5 cm