After Finn Juhl’s rise to stardom in the American design circles around 1950, he became increasingly inspired by his American colleagues - Charles Eames in particular. Up until then, wood had predominantly been his preferred material but at this time he gradually started experimenting with steel as well.
This newfound simplicity with its straight lines became evident in his designs of desks, dining tables, coffee tables, benches, sideboards and sofas for the Danish furniture manufacturer Bovirke. These designs, with their burnished steel frames and wooden toes, were Finn Juhl’s response to the criticism he had received in terms of his artsy sculptural designs and exclusivity.
ABOUT THE SIDEBOARD
Finn Juhl’s simple and beautiful sideboard from 1955 combines exclusive wooden materials with the colors from Goethe’s color wheel. The sideboard is manufactured with a veneered corpus in teak, oak, walnut or Oregon pine. The sliding doors are available in teak, oak, walnut or Oregon pine veneer or painted either white/yellow or white/light blue. The frame is available in burnished steel or painted black, orange or light blue. Furthermore, the sideboard comes with or without a tray unit with six drawers in a warm or cold range of colors.
1955, relaunched in 2012
Teak, oak, walnut, Oregon pine veneer w/ matching wooden toes
Legs in burnished or painted steel in black, orange or light blue
Sliding doors in white/yellow, white/light blue or veneer
Tray unit w/ six drawers in a warm or cold range of colors
L: 176.5 cm
W: 46.7 cm
H: 89.5 cm