Baker Sofa 1951
Edgar Kaufmann Jr., a prolific art collector turned director of the Design Department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, introduced Finn Juhl to the American design world. During a trip to Denmark, he became so fascinated by Juhl’s artistic take on furniture design that he invited him to the United States.
In 1949, Kaufmann Jr. wrote an article about Juhl in the magazine Interiors, which caught the attention of Hollis Baker, a furniture manufacturer from Michigan. Baker invited Juhl to design a modern furniture collection for him. These events mark the beginning of what became known as Danish Modern, and started a boom for Danish design in the United States.
About the Baker Sofa
The sculptural Baker Sofa with its two-piece backrest became Juhl’s American debut.
The Baker Sofa is masterfully manufactured with a wooden frame in oak or walnut. The upholstery is 100% hand-sewn in fabric or leather, with springs in the cushion, providing maximum comfort and durability. This exclusive sofa is build to please its owner for generations to come.