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THE SIDEBOARD | FINN JUHL | 1955

THE SIDEBOARD | FINN JUHL | 1955

Finn Juhl’s simple yet striking sideboard designed in 1955 combines exclusive wooden materials with the colours from Goethe’s colour 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. The tray unit is optional.

Wood Type
Steel Legs
Sliding Doors

Please note that the actual colours and materials may vary due to different screen balances and settings. While the version shown is supposed to be viewed only as an example, individual material photos can be found via our material page.

Product details

Design:

Finn Juhl

Year:

1955, relaunched in 2012

Materials:

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.

Dimensions:

L 176.5 cm | W 46.7 cm | H 89.5 cm

Finn Juhl’s simple yet striking sideboard designed in 1955 combines exclusive wooden materials with the colours from Goethe’s colour 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. The tray unit is optional.

Product details

Design:

Finn Juhl

Year:

1955, relaunched in 2012

Materials:

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.

Dimensions:

L 176.5 cm | W 46.7 cm | H 89.5 cm

About the Sideboard

The American Influence

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.

 

The Sideboard in teak with 'Light Blue/White' sliding doors and 'Cold' colour scale trays.
The Sideboard in oak (clear oil) with 'White/Yellow' sliding doors and 'Warm' colour scale trays.
About the Sideboard

A Simple Exterior Combined with a Playful Interior

The Sideboard offers an elegant and functional storage solution that at the same time offers space to display decorative art pieces or personal belongings. When the sliding doors are closed, the sideboard presents a calm and simple exterior, but when left open, it reveals the playful and stunning colour array of the six drawers. In this way the sideboard is an exclusive representation of timeless craftsmanship and iconic modern design.

The Sideboard in oak (dark oil) with 'White/Yellow' sliding doors and 'Warm' colour scale trays.
The Sideboard in walnut with 'Light Blue/White' sliding doors and 'Cold' colour scale trays.
The Sideboard in walnut with 'White/Yellow' sliding doors and 'Warm' colour scale trays.