The Poet Sofa 80 Years
The Anniversary Edition
80th Anniversary: The Poet is Relaunched in a Limited Nubuck and Suede Edition - With Legs in Wenge
Finn Juhl presented the Poet Sofa for the first time at the Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition in the autumn of 1941. To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the sofa, House of Finn Juhl is launching it in an exclusive nubuck and suede edition with legs made from the wood type Wenge. The Poet Sofa will, as usual, be produced and upholstered by hand in Denmark.
Only 80 unique anniversary editions will be made, and each sofa will be numbered in elegant embroidery underneath the seat.
The small two-seater sofa was inspired by modern art and is characterized by exceptional comfort, traditional craftsmanship and materials of the highest quality. At the Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition in 1941 the Poet was showcased next to two plaster sculptures by the artist Sigurjón Ólafsson. With the approach of an artist, Finn Juhl designed the sofa's organic shape and managed to forge the relation between furniture and sculpture.
The limited edition will be available in the following colours: 'Ivory', 'Gold' and 'Jade'.
About the Anniversary Edition
The anniversary edition is upholstered with nubuck leather on the front and on the cushion, while the backside is upholstered in suede. The combination of the two leather types highlight the organic shapes and curved lines of the sofa. The slim silhouette, combined with the delicate colour scale and velvet smooth leather is classical with a twist, making it a perfect fit for a modern interior. The two surfaces supplement each other to intertwine in a beautiful tone-in-tone appearance in the chosen earthy tones and neutral pastel colours.
1941, relaunched in 2001
Upholstery: Duet leather
'Duet' from Sørensen Leather is crafted from double-sided and polished aniline leather, made from carefully selected European rawhides.
While nubuck is famous for its matt effect and soft surface, suede possesses a downplayed elegance and characteristic structure. Suede is untreated, while nubuck is Scotchguard protected during the tanning process. This makes the leather partially water and dirt repellant. Both surfaces will develop patina over time, as they become smoother, shinier and lighter in color. Please note that the images shown are for guidance only. Colour and structure may vary.
W: 136 cm
D: 80 cm
H: 87 cm
Seat height: 38 cm