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The Baker Sofa | Finn Juhl | 1951

The Baker Sofa | Finn Juhl | 1951

The bold and sculptural Baker Sofa designed in 1951 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 hand sewn in textile or leather, with springs in the cushion, providing maximum comfort and durability.

Wood Type
Upholstery
Fiord
Tonica

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:

1951, relaunched in 2009

Materials:

Frame: Walnut or oak

Upholstery:

Textile or leather

Dimensions:

W: 195 cm | D: 80 cm | H: 98 cm
Seat height: 44 cm

The bold and sculptural Baker Sofa designed in 1951 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 hand sewn in textile or leather, with springs in the cushion, providing maximum comfort and durability.

Product details

Design:

Finn Juhl

Year:

1951, relaunched in 2009

Materials:

Frame: Walnut or oak

Upholstery:

Textile or leather

Dimensions:

W: 195 cm | D: 80 cm | H: 98 cm
Seat height: 44 cm

About the Baker Sofa

The Beginning of the American Adventure

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.

The Baker Sofa with walnut frame and 'Fiord' upholstery in the colour '451' on the seat and upper back and '271' on the lower back.
Finn Juhl's original watercolour depicting the Baker Sofa from 1951. Photo credit: Pernille Klemp, Designmuseum Danmark
The Baker Sofa with walnut frame and 'Tonica' upholstery in the colour '111' on the seat and upper back and '132' on the lower back.
The Baker Sofa with walnut frame and 'Tonica' upholstery in the colour '111' on the seat and upper back and '132' on the lower back.