Council Chair Lounge by Kasper Salto and Thomas Sigsgaard for Onecollection
Danish furniture brand Onecollection will be showing several novelties during Milan Design Week 2014 including the ‘Council Chair Lounge’, a lower and slightly tilted version of the original Council Chair designed by Kasper Salto and Thomas Sigsgaard for the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the U.N. Headquarters in New York.
On January 30, 2012, the internationally recognized Danish furniture designer and architect Finn Juhl who died in 1989 would have turned 100. Events all over the world – from Tokyo over Cologne to Milan and also in his native Copenhagen – celebrate his lifetime achievement…
On Amagertorv in the very center of Copenhagen you will find Illums Bolighus, one Denmark’s most impressive design store. Last Saturday there was the vernissage of the newest exhibition within the retailer’s spaces: ‘Finn Juhl’s classics meet Ask Emil Skovgaard’. The greatly talented 33 years old furniture designer Ask Emil Skovegaard was invited to present his beautiful and lovingly processed glass table in the context of some classics by Finn Juhl. On this occasion we would like to show you some of Ask Emil’s former works which demonstrate the extraordinary craftsmanship he designs his pieces with.
'Glass table' by Ask Emil Skovgaard
“I believe that many of the forms with which we surround ourselves look the way they do because someone was in a hurry when they made them. Things take time and good things take good time. I like organic furniture that looks as though it was made by nature itself – without stress. Wooden furniture is also warm and obliging. To me, wood is the perfect material because it is so imperfect. It challenges me constantly. No two pieces are ever alike.” The designer explains.
'Glass table' by Ask Emil Skovgaard
Get some impressions of the glss table’s processing in this video.
The 'Baker Sofa' originally Finn Juhl designed this sofa for Baker Furniture Inc. in USA in 1951
The Danish manufacturer onecollection recently re-edited one of the most famous classics of Finn Juhl – the Baker Sofa. With the separation of the upholstered backrest and seating mounted on a light wooden frame Finn Juhl understood to create – and this is what he is famous for – a light but at the same time organically shaped piece of furniture.
The 'Baker Sofa' reedited by onecollection
Originally Finn Juhl designed this sofa for Baker Furniture Inc. in USA in 1951.
The sculptural forms are inspired by the modern free art, which interested Finn Juhl very much. The sofa has an upholstered body divided in two, resting upon an elegant and light construction of wood – a typical example of how Finn Juhl separated the elements in order to create a visual lightness.
The sofa is upholstered in wool fabric, of customer’s choice and in two colors if wanted, delivered in walnut or teak.
The 'Wall Sofa' on a steel base, to be mounted on the wall
The ‘Wall Sofa’, designed in 1950 for The Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum in Trondheim, where Finn Juhl was asked to decorated a room with modern interior design. The hanging frame is made of lacquered steel and is mounted to a wall.
The sofa has been produced in more lengths and is used in several of Finn Juhl’s famous interior designs and it is with its asymmetric look, probably the best example of how he was inspired by the modern free art.
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