The wonderful home of Finn Juhl.


DWR was recently treated to a special tour of the home of Finn Juhl, which he completed in 1942 and lived in until his death in 1989. Today it is part of the Ordrupgaard Museum in Denmark.

Juhl designed his home from the inside out, starting with the plan view and adding the facades afterwards. As described by the museum, “the house is composed of two blocks standing at right angles to one another. One block contains the public functions. The other comprises the more private spaces. A neutral entry foyer joins the two parts of this clearly articulated open plan.” Photo above by Bonnie Edelman.

He furnished his home with his own iconic works, including his Poet Sofa (1941), Chieftains Chair (1949) and Model 45 Chair (1945). Juhl’s impressive portfolio of work also includes the design of all of SAS Scandinavian Airlines’ terminals in Europe and Asia, as well as the Trusteeship Council Chamber (soon to be restored) in the United Nations headquarters in New York.