46 sofa
46 sofa

46 Sofa 1946

46 Sofa 1946

46 SOFA

As the name suggests, this sofa was designed in 1946 and manufactured by the upholsterer Carl Brørup in his workshop in Copenhagen.

As a young man, Finn Juhl had a dream of becoming an art historian. During the 1930s and 1940s he had been strongly influenced by modern art, which was the main reason his designs took on such organic shapes with almost human-like features. He worked from the core outwards in similar fashion to that of a surrealist artist, and was inspired by the freedom from convention reflected in art.

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ABOUT THE 46 SOFA

Just like the Pelican Chair, the 46 Sofa is also a “body for the body”. Only this “body” can accommodate two people who become one organic unit. Juhl’s artistic license was heavily criticized at the time as some critics scornfully called his furniture “tired walruses”.

Viewed by today’s eyes, the 46 Sofa is a charming and cozy addition to any interior style - classic as well as modern. The sofa is masterfully build, consisting of a solid wooden frame with springs in the cushion and entirely hand-sewn upholstery. It is available in both fabric and leather with teak, oak or walnut legs.

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Product

Category

Sofa

Design

Finn Juhl

Year

1946, relaunched in 2008

Materials

Upholstery: Fabric, leather
Legs: Walnut, teak, oak, black stained

Dimensions

Size: W 132cm x D 75cm x H 80cm
Seat height: 42cm