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Finn Juhl

Finn Juhl

Finn Juhl was born in Denmark in 1912.  His mother died shortly after his birth so Juhl was largely raised by his father, a textile wholesaler.  Juhl desired to be an art historian throughout his childhood but his father disapproved and convinced him to pursue architecture instead.  In 1930 he attended the Architecture School at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.  While there Juhl was a pupil of Kay Fisher.  Juhl attended the academy until 1934.

Over the next ten years Juhl worked closely with Viggo Boeson for Vilhelm Lauritzen's architectural firm.  Juhl's most notable work during this time was the design of Danmarks Radio Building, a notable Danish broadcaster of the time.  He received the CF Hansen prize for young architects for this design. His most notable works include the Chieftain chair, Egyptian chair, Japan Chair, Baker sofa, Judas table, Pelican chair, Poet sofa, Egyptian chair, Bwana and Westermann's Fireside chair.