Denmark (1912-1989)

In 1937, Finn Juhl began a longstanding collaboration with Niels Vodder, who at first made furniture by hand. Their work consistently won awards at the danish cabinetmaker's guild over the next decade. Executing restrained designs in furniture, Juhl broke with the functional style ; in 1939 he designed a soft edged sofa wich offered a new approach while reflecting the form of Jean Arp. It was to a large extent due to Juhl that danish came to international attention in the late 40's. Finn Juhl was director of school of Interior Design at Frederiksberg Technical School.