BovirkeFJ Sideboard (1955), Finn Juhl
Finn Juhl (1912–1989) was a pioneer within Danish furniture design and the Danish Modern movement. He was well known outside of Denmark early on, because he furnished a large delegates rooms at the UN building and was represented at the Museum of Modern Art. His furniture was among the first to make Danish Modern an international phenomenon.
Designed in 1955 for Bovirke, the sideboard with coloured sliding doors and trays is his most iconic piece. The colour elements reflected his fascination with Goethe’s famous colour circle, which placed the colours in a harmonious cohesion. The FJ Sideboard is recently relaunched by Onecollection A/S.
Cubist wood cabinets, which seem to float on delicate steel frames with wood feet, are a central theme in Danish design. If you are looking for a less colorful sideboard, Wikiconic recommends the no.26 by Fin Juhl’s apprentice, Arne Vodder:
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