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What is this?

View of front, side, and back of wood and blue upholstered side chair, from left to right across upper half of sheet. Plan of side chair in the lower middle of sheet, with pre-printed multiple image of chair at lower left.

Why is this in our collection?

The Danish furniture and interior designer Finn Juhl, with Klaare Klint and Arne Jacobson, made Denmark a leader in modern home furnishings in the 1940s and 1950s. Juhl, in particular, led the fashion for Danish modern domestic furniture in the American market during the 1950s and 1960s. Design for a Dining Chair (1955), manufactured by Baker Furniture Incorporated, represents Juhl’s forms as tailored for American mass production. Juhl trained in architecture at the Academy of Arts in Copenhagen. He graduated in 1934 and spent the first 10 years of his career working in the architecture offices of Vihelm Lauritzsen in Copenhagen. He made his debut as a furniture designer at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’... more

This is a drawing. It is dated 1955 and we acquired it in 2002. Museum purchase through gift of George A. Hearn. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

brush and blue watercolor on pre-printed white wove paper

Its dimensions are

Overall: 41.9 x 58.3 cm (16 1/2 x 22 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Baker Furniture Incorporated stamp in gray, lower right corner: BAKER FURNITURE INCORPORATED/Grand Rapids 2, Michigan/DINING CHAIR 1955, WITH ARMS/FINN JUHL architect m.a.a./Nyhaven DD. Copenhagen K. Denmark/Telephones......../date: June 13, 1955 rev.:/no.: 108 scale: 1-4 1-1

It is inscribed

Stamped in gray ink, lower right corner: 108

This object was manufactured by Baker Furniture Incorporated and designed by Finn Juhl

This object was purchased from Phillips de Pury & Luxemburg

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18697107/ |title=Drawing, "Design for a Dining Chair, for Baker Furniture Incorporated, Grand Rapids, Michigan", 1955 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=28 August 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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