Finn Juhl: Poeten
Do you have a favorite sofa? One of mine is the Poeten by Finn Juhl. I would love to own this sofa in all of it's curvy glory. To me, it's feminine and modern... and simply stunning. I imagine owning one and displaying it proudly in a sitting room, near a beautiful large window. Finn Juhl is a Danish designer trained as an architect, not a furniture designer, who was born in 1912.
Best known for his furniture, he regenerated Danish furniture design in the 40s with designs that set him apart from his contemporaries. He sadly passed away in 1989, however since 2001 the the license for his furniture belongs exclusively to Danish company Hansen & Sorensen and the Poeten is one of them. "Poeten is made to the finest manufacturing standards with hand-sewn upholstery, and its legs come in several different types of wood."
All I know is that I want one! I imagine it in turquoise velvet with a patterned seat cover, or in white leather (ahhh), or even in a gorgeous Designers Guild fabric... Ah. Such an eye-catcher. Imagine having buttons that are covered in a different color fabric -- like a gray sofa with mustard-color buttons? :)
(images: jansen & sorensen, living & more)