Next edition 29 – 31 Jan. 2020

Finn Juhl’s House

Finn Juhl’s own house is a textbook example of Finn Juhl’s intention as an architect and furniture designer. He built the house on Kratvænget 15 in Ordrup, in 1942 on a 1,700 m² property, adjacent to Ordrupgaard park. Thanks to a remarkable private donation from Birgit Lyngbye Pedersen, the home is now a permanent part of Ordrupgaard. The doors opened to the public on 3 April 2008.

The house represents Finn Juhl’s interdisciplinary thinking, right down to the smallest detail. For Juhl, being an architect did not mean putting the building first, as much as attaining an interplay between the interior design and the materials and colors. Another detail of great importance, for Juhl, was the relation between the rooms and the influx of natural lights from the surrounding garden and woods. The interior design in the house, furniture and materials also set the scene for Finn Juhl’s personal collection of modernist arts and crafts, which along with the architecture, lights and colors create a unique experience.

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