Nyhavn Desk
Nyhavn Desk

Nyhavn Desk 1945

Nyhavn Desk 1945


During his career, Finn Juhl designed a series of different tables with almost invisible legs in burnished or painted steel with wooden toes. In this way, he introduced an almost floating lightness into his designs.

When Finn Juhl established his first studio at the exclusive address of 33 Nyhavn in central Copenhagen in 1945, he designed a very simple desk with burnished steel legs, a detail which came to shape his furniture design during the 1950s. When Finn Juhl moved his studio to 38 Sølvgade in 1957, these same tables were still used.

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Finn Juhl varied the simple concept for different purposes and finishes. Today the table is manufactured in different sizes and available with a veneered table top in teak, oak, walnut, Oregon pine or black linoleum, with matching wooden toes on burnished steel legs. Alternatively, the legs are available in black, orange or light blue.

The table can be ordered with a tray unit with three drawers in a warm or cold range of colours. The tray unit is mounted with brackets, to further emphasize the floating lightness of the table.

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Table, desk


Finn Juhl


Desk: 1945, relaunched in 2009
Tray unit: 1953, relaunched in 2012


Teak, oak, walnut, Oregon pine veneer or black linoleum with matching wooden toes
Tabletop in veneer or linoleum with solid edges
Frame in burnished steel or painted black, orange or light blue

Tray unit with 3 drawers in a warm or cold range of colors


L: 190 cm, W: 85 cm, H: 72.5 cm

L: 170 cm, W: 85 cm, H: 72.5 cm

L: 136 cm, W: 68 cm, H: 72.5 cm

L: 68 cm, W: 68 cm, H: 72.5 cm

Tray unit
L: 43 cm, W: 51 cm, H: 26 cm