50 and 50 is a collective, curated project where 50 designers are invited to represent their state by illustrating it’s motto. I’d love to see what we’d come up with here, in Australia, with a similar project.
The first thing that struck me when I saw these photographs was … Is that Mr Karl used to look like? The second thing was, WTF, how brown is this whole scenario! Was everyone SO into chrome and mirrors? More importantly, when DID he start wearing those ridiculous gloves and silly collars? Enjoy!
This is really how the Chinese is really going to overtake the world and enslave us all. WITH CLEAVAGE! They will stun our ears with high-pitched squawks and then turn our eyes into hypnotic swirls with their drawstring titties! Bow down to our Chinese cleavage clamp overlords. You are powerless!
Finn Juhl (30 January 1912 – 17 May 1989) was a Danish architect, interior and industrial designer and industrial designer, most known for his furniture design. He was a leading figures in the creation of “Danish design” in the 1940s and he was the designer who introduced Danish Modern to the rest of the world. His early works were characterized by an extreme care for the manufacture and were re-interpretations of traditional Danish furniture using abstract organic shapes.
From the 1950′s (yes … think of all the amazing set design in Mad Men!) his furniture was massively produced in the USA by Baker Furniture; the Baker sofa is one of the product he designed for the company. From the 1980′s interest in his furniture waned, but in 2010 Juhl’s furniture, won a Wallpaper Design Award in the Best Reisue/Sofa design category.
‘Teak Style’ is ‘Sleek Style’!
I’ve included a look inside his beautifully preserved home located close to the Ordrupgaard museum park in Denmark. The house was built by a young Finn Juhl between 1916 and 1918 and today is part of the Ordrupgaard museum park and Finn Juhl’s House Museum. The house was built in anticipation of the open-plan mid century houses: open spaces, the possibility to look through the rooms and big windows with view of the garden.
I thinks it’s a wonderful space …. I’d love to live and work in such a light-filled and relaxing environment. Truly inspiring!