Timeline

1912
Born: Frederiksberg, Denmark
1930–1934
Studied architecture at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen, Denmark
1942
Wins award for the design of his own house, Copenhagen, Denmark
1935–1944
Worked in the architecture offices of Vilhelm Lauritzen, Copenhagen, Denmark
1945
Opened private design studio, Copenhagen, Denmark
1945–1950
Lectured at the Frederiksberg Technical School, Copenhagen, Denmark
1951
'Good Design' exhibition, Chicago, IL —designed an interior
1951–1952
United Nation Headquarters in New York, NY, design of ‘Trusteeship Council Chamber’
1957
Awarded gold medal at the Milan Triennial, Milan, Italy
1989
Died: Copenhagen, Denmark
Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Ordrupgaard Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

Exhibitions

2005
Ordrupgaard Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark (permanent solo exhibition)
2003
The Danish Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (group exhibition)
1960
Arts of Denmark, Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY (group exhibition)
1951
'Good Design' exhibition, Chicago, IL — (group exhibition)
1944
Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild, Copenhagen, Denmark (group exhibition)
1943
Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild, Copenhagen, Denmark (group exhibition)
1942
Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild, Copenhagen, Denmark (group exhibition)
1941
Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild, Copenhagen, Denmark (group exhibition)
1940
Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild, Copenhagen, Denmark (group exhibition)
1939
Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild, Copenhagen, Denmark (group exhibition)
1938
Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild, Copenhagen, Denmark (group exhibition)
1937
Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild, Copenhagen, Denmark (group exhibition)

Literature

2004
Henrik Wivel. Finn Juhl. Denmark: Aschehoug.
1990
Hiort, Esbjørn. Finn Juhl: furniture, architecture, applied art: a biography. Copenhagen: Danish Architectural Press.