After 100 years, the Danish furniture designer, Finn Juhl’s iconic furniture, especially his chairs, is being commemorated for his contributions to the design world. The designer’s work is being celebrated in Japan, Europe, and at the Trusteeship Council Chamber in the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, New York. Juhl’s furniture helped change design history from the 1940’s-1960’s. Take a look at how the restoration of the UN Headquarters will be an appreciatory nod to the late designer’s original chairs.
‘Juhl designed the Council Chamber as a comprehensive whole in the 1950s; everything from the colorful ceilings to the wall panels and furniture. During 2012, the Chamber will undergo a full restoration and refurbishment to be completed in January 2013. ‘… Danish Agency for Culture
The restoration of the Trusteeship Council Chamber in UN Headquarters has been considered to be a prominent and important project to be commissioned to Kasper Salto and Thomas Sigsgaard to provide new furniture for the chamber. Taking hints from the original chairs by Finn Juhl and bringing modern Danish influence has helped the designers carry on the legacy of the legendary designer. In this video, see how Salto & Sigsgaard bring this restoration into modern day fruition.
‘The task for the designers is to design a secretariat chair, a secretariat table, and a so-called delegate table that will be both innovative and a natural part of Finn Juhl’s original design. Finn Juhl created the chamber as a Gesamtkunstwerk, but the chamber has become the worse for wear after many years of use, and there is a need to perk up the interior with new furniture.’… Danish Agency for Culture
Over the course of the year, many commemorative events will be held celebrating the restoration, as well as Fin Juhl’s centennial of his influential design life.