Paul Smith & Finn Juhl

Sep-Oct

16-14

2017

Mon, Tue, Wed: 10am-6pm, Thur, Fri, Sat: 10am-7pm, Sun: 12-18pm

Free Event

http://www.finnjuhl.com

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Exhibition

The acclaimed British designer, Paul Smith, will host a celebration of Danish design at his London flagship shop featuring a new collaboration of Finn Juhl furniture matched with Paul Smith Maharam fabrics.

The exhibition will feature a wide range of Finn Juhl designs, with special attention given to a number of exclusive collaboration pieces upholstered with Paul-Smith-designed Maharam fabric.

The elegant Finn Juhl 108 and 109 Chair will be given a new lease of life thanks to Paul Smith Maharam ‘Segmented Stripe’ fabric, while the dramatic 57 Sofa will feature combinations of coloured wool and Paul Smith Maharam ‘Point’ material. Finally, 2 Finn Juhl France Chairs will be upholstered in Paul Smith Maharam ‘Assembled Check’ fabric.

This collaboration brings together two designers who share similar values. Finn Juhl’s work is often defined by its unique details, constant surprises and an underlying sense of joy – all of which could readily apply to the work of Paul Smith. Within the wider exhibition, the FJ Sideboard and Glove Cabinet feature a collection of colourful trays, which could easily be mistaken for a signature Paul Smith stripe.

“Some countries are known for their food, others for their sporting prowess, Danes are known for their design abilities”, says Smith. “It’s just in their blood and Finn Juhl is one of the best examples of this.”

Finn Juhl is famed for his sculptural furniture designs that carefully accommodate the human form. The Danish architect and designer was one of the leading figures in the modernist design movement of the 1940s and 1950s, whose legacy has continued to grow after his death in 1989.

“Juhl combined an understanding of how things should work with how things should look to such beautiful effect”, Paul says. “With his background in architecture he knew how to solve a problem with design and always did it with such amazing lines and such elegant simplicity.”

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