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