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The Wall Sofa | Finn Juhl | 1950

The Wall Sofa | Finn Juhl | 1950

The Wall Sofa from 1950 is not only an excellent example of Finn Juhl’s inspiration from the so-called free art of his time, but also his boundary-crossing ambition to defy gravity and create movement. The sofa is upholstered by hand in Denmark. The painted frame in powder coated steel tube is mounted to the wall, hence the name of the sofa.

Upholstery
Remix
321

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:

1950, relaunched in 2007

Materials:

Frame: Light grey, bended frame in powder coated steel tube.

Upholstery:

Textile

Dimensions:

W: 192 cm | D: 80 cm | H: 102 cm | Seat height: 37 cm

The Wall Sofa from 1950 is not only an excellent example of Finn Juhl’s inspiration from the so-called free art of his time, but also his boundary-crossing ambition to defy gravity and create movement. The sofa is upholstered by hand in Denmark. The painted frame in powder coated steel tube is mounted to the wall, hence the name of the sofa.

Product details

Design:

Finn Juhl

Year:

1950, relaunched in 2007

Materials:

Frame: Light grey, bended frame in powder coated steel tube.

Upholstery:

Textile

Dimensions:

W: 192 cm | D: 80 cm | H: 102 cm | Seat height: 37 cm

About the Wall Sofa

The Sculptural Shapes

Finn Juhl featured this sofa in several of his interior design projects such as Villa Aubertin in Denmark, which he designed in 1952, and in the museum Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustri-museum in Trondheim, Norway. At the museum, he was commissioned to design a showroom with modern furniture and crafts representing a modern 1952 interior style.

Finn Juhl’s extravagantly upholstered chairs and sofas from the 1940s and early 1950s are deeply original. No other furniture designer has so radically expressed the surrealistic sculptural shapes that dominated this time, as a parallel to the trends reigning on the art scene. 

The Wall Sofa with 'Remix' upholstery in the colour '113' on the back and 'Divina' upholstery in the colour '791' on the seat.
About the Wall Sofa

Boundary-Crossing Design

The asymmetrical, excessively upholstered backrest on this sofa almost floats like a cloud by René Magritte above the also levitating seat carried by an almost invisible frame. The unusually shaped back is well-suited for the human body and facilitates several comfortable ways to sit.

The sofa is upholstered by hand in textile. The painted frame in powder coated steel tube is mounted to the wall, hence the name of the sofa.

The Wall Sofa with 'Remix' upholstery in the colour '113' on the back and 'Divina' upholstery in the colour '791' on the seat.
One of Finn Juhl's original watercolour drawings illustrating an interior with the Wall Sofa from 1950. Photo credit: Pernille Klemp, Designmuseum Danmark.