Post World War II, the notion that good quality, aesthetically pleasing design could improve the daily life of Danes emerged—meaning that something totally utilitarian, like a chair or table, should also be beautiful. Architect and designer Finn Juhl, aside from being one of the founders of this new era of modern Danish design, built and furnished his own home in the spirit of this new movement’s principles. Basically untouched since Juhl’s death in 1989, his home acts as the perfect exhibition space for his work. The house is an early example of open-plan, with white walls and large windows drawing attention to the functional yet incredibly sculptural furniture. There is no design piece in this house that doesn’t serve a purpose, so the space is simple and devoid of clutter. You’ll see some of Juhl’s most famous pieces like the Egyptian chairs (1949) and Poet sofa (1942) in their natural environment—the minimalist Danish home. This is on the ground’s of the Ordrupgaard museum.

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