Finn Juhl Rosewood 'Diplomat' Desk, by France & Son, Denmark 1960s


Super stylish Finn Juhl 'Diplomat' executive desk in Rosewood, fitted two drawers to each side with aluminium handles and also featuring a pullout lined with felt/glass set above the drawers. by France & Søn, Denmark. 


About The Designer: 

Finn Juhl (Danish, 1912–1989) was a pioneer of Modern design in Denmark, and the first 20th-century Danish furniture designer to achieve international recognition. Born in Copenhagen, Juhl studied architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts. He spent the next decade working at the firm of Vilhelm Lauritzen. By the late 1930s, he had begun exhibiting at the annual Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild.

In 1945, he opened his own design office, where he specialized in furniture and interior design. Over the next several years, his work became increasingly influential, particularly on the style of homes abroad. In addition, he lectured on interior design at the Fredericksberg Technical School.

Influenced by Surrealist artists 
Jean Arp and Joan Miró, Juhl created furniture with soft edges and organic shapes, and became known for his chairs that used "floating" seat surfaces. In the early 1950s, he designed an interior for the Good Design exhibition in Chicago. He was also commissioned to create a series for Baker Furniture, and produced for them chairs, tables, storage units, sideboards, and desks. He also designed the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the United Nations in New York. During this time, Juhl was the recipient of five Gold Medals at the Milan Triennial.



Width: 190cm

Depth: 90cm

Height: 72cm 



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