The art of the famous Danish architect Finn Juhl is revealed at Galerie Dansk Møbelkunst

Within the coronary heart of the sixth arrondissement, Galerie Dansk Møbelkunst is without doubt one of the nice worldwide galleries, specializing in uncommon and unique works of Danish artwork, furnishings and Nordic design from the twentieth century.

Founding father of the Dansk Gallery, Ole Hostbo began gathering Danish design and furnishing artistic endeavors when he was nonetheless a pupil. In 1992, he opened his first retailer in Copenhagen earlier than opening a second in Paris, ten years later. Positioned on the quays, reverse the Ile de la Cité, it affords a eclectic collection of twentieth century itemseach handcrafted masterpieces and emblematic works of commercial design – the very first examples which have change into collector’s gadgets: cabinet-making furnishings by Finn Juhl and Hans J. Wegnerthe furnishings of Poul Kjaerholm manufactured by Kold Christensen, lamps by Poul Henningsen from the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties and distinctive works by Peter Moos.

From March 29 to Saturday Might 4the Gallery may have the respect of presenting an exhibition of masterpieces designed by the well-known Danish architect Finn Juhl. This grasp of modern furnishings is acknowledged because theone of many main designers of the twentieth century.

From the start of the Nineteen Forties, he developed and refined his expressive model and sculptural attribute, by way of which it regenerates Danish design and paves the best way for worldwide recognition of danish fashionable. Juhl was not content material to observe the modernist mantra “type follows operate”. In his notion, furnishings design was inextricably linked to the experimental idioms of the nice arts: “The craftsman’s potential to form might be the identical as that of a sculptor. A chair is just not solely an ornamental artwork object positioned in an area, it’s a type and an area in itself “he wrote in 1952. Juhl usually discovered his inspiration in modern artwork, particularly in natural types of fashionable summary sculpture. His furnishings is characterised by a playful and light-weight class and Juhl is acknowledged as a pioneer of the natural model of worldwide modernism.

All through the exhibition, we uncover a collection of most beautiful items of the star designer, together with after all the ” Chieftain Chair which was designed to the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition in 1949, and which is taken into account one of many fundamental achievements of Finn Juhl.

Marking a renewal of the Danish custom of furnishings design, the teak and leather-based chair was made in shut collaboration with expert craftsmen, together with cabinetmaker Niels Vodder and upholsterer Ivan Schlechter. FJ discovered inspiration within the shapes of African tribal weapons and utilitarian objects, in addition to early Egyptian furnishings…

An unmissable occasion for all design lovers.

Gallery Dansk Møbelkunst, 53bis Quai des Grands Augustins, 75006 Paris. 0143251165. Exhibition from Friday March 29 to Saturday Might 4, 2019. Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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