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The Little Mother Sofa | Two Seater | Finn Juhl | 1945

The Little Mother Sofa | Two Seater | Finn Juhl | 1945

Originally designed in 1945, the Little Mother Sofa is defined by an organic, sculptural expression. It fits modern needs whilst still retaining an understated, timeless elegance. The sofa’s seamless design embodies excellent comfort and the natural curvature towards the center pleasantly embraces the seated person. Available in a variety of textiles and with legs in walnut, oak or black painted. Also available in a three seater version.

Wood Type
Upholstery
Hallingdal
Hallingdal beskrivelse
Remix
321
Vidar
Watercolour
Sonar

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:

1945, relaunched in 2020

Materials:

Legs: Walnut, oak or black painted oak

Upholstery:

Textile

Dimensions:

W: 136 cm | D: 86 cm | H: 78 cm
Seat height: 41 cm

Originally designed in 1945, the Little Mother Sofa is defined by an organic, sculptural expression. It fits modern needs whilst still retaining an understated, timeless elegance. The sofa’s seamless design embodies excellent comfort and the natural curvature towards the center pleasantly embraces the seated person. Available in a variety of textiles and with legs in walnut, oak or black painted. Also available in a three seater version.

Product details

Design:

Finn Juhl

Year:

1945, relaunched in 2020

Materials:

Legs: Walnut, oak or black painted oak

Upholstery:

Textile

Dimensions:

W: 136 cm | D: 86 cm | H: 78 cm
Seat height: 41 cm

About the Little Mother Sofa

The Story Behind the Unusual Name

A prototype of the Little Mother Sofa was manufactured in 1945, but it never went into production. Finn Juhl worked closely with master joiner Niels Vodder, who at the time gifted the prototype to his daughter Kirsten Vodder. Kirsten was married to a poet named Frank Jæger who would lay on the sofa and contemplate the complexities of life.

Close friend of the family and illustrator Jørgen Mogensen often visited the home of Kirsten Vodder and Frank Jæger, eventually inspiring him to create the comic strip “The Poet and the Little Mother” based on their daily life. For more than 50 years, the comic strip was published daily in the Danish newspaper Politiken - and for this reason, House of Finn Juhl has named the sofa after Kirsten Vodder who was the source of inspiration for the character “Little Mother”.

The Little Mother Sofa with oak (clear oil) legs and 'Sonar' upholstery in the colour '934'.
The Danish poet Frank Jæger relaxing in the Little Mother Sofa and Kirsten Jæger to the right. Photo credit: Gyldendal
About the Little Mother Sofa

Traditional Craftsmanship in a Modern Reality

Even though the Little Mother Sofa originally was designed more than 75 years ago, the sofa effortlessly fits modern needs whilst still retaining an understated, timeless elegance – making it extremely relevant in a modern context. The sophisticated design fits just as naturally in a contemporary living room as in an elegant hotel lobby.
The organic shape and tight upholstery nicely accentuate the sculptural expression of the sofa. A stunning design that immediately invites you to take a seat. The sofa is entirely handcrafted, down to the smallest detail. It is constructed in an old-fashioned manner consisting of a solid blind frame and handsewn upholstery.

The Little Mother Sofa with oak (clear oil) legs and 'Sonar' upholstery in the colour '934'.
The Little Mother Sofa with oak (clear oil) legs and 'Sonar' upholstery in the colour '934'.