2012: Best of Design from the New York Times.
We are excited to see the Poet Sofa by Finn Juhl included in the New York Times' Best of Design for 2012. Designed in 1941, Juhl created this sofa for his own home, located in a rural area north of Copenhagen.
The Best of Design list also includes Poul Henningsen's PH 3/2 Academy Chandelier, designed in 1928. Henningsen, who grew up in a small Danish town without electricity, wanted to recreate the soft gas lighting of his youth in his electric fixtures. Composed of concentric tiers of reflective painted metal bands, the PH design was carefully based on scientific analysis of a lamp shade's function.