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Finn Juhl: Poeten

July 1, 2010

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.

Finn Juhl: Poeten

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.”

Finn Juhl: Poeten

Finn Juhl: Poeten

Finn Juhl: Poeten

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)

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49 Comments

  • Reply Stacie Bloomfield July 1, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Oh! I adore this sofa! It is perfect for a little studio.

  • Reply ani July 1, 2010 at 8:38 am

    This is the most gorgeous sofa I have ever seen in my life. If I can’t have it, at least I want to draw it.

  • Reply Lucia July 1, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I like how it looks in white in the second picture!
    And I love the first picture as well!
    Nice to have a little bit of history about the sofa and the designer!

  • Reply Lynn July 1, 2010 at 8:58 am

    it looks beautifully compact

  • Reply Erica Cottrill July 1, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Cool looking sofa with nice curves. Is it comfy?

  • Reply A Plum By Any Other Name July 1, 2010 at 9:28 am

    The white sofa is to die for. Love love love it.

  • Reply Holly July 1, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Those are gorgeous!! The curvature of the sofas just make them look so comfy! I love the idea about having the buttons in a different color…Gray with pink buttons would be a great idea for a girl’s room.

  • Reply anh July 1, 2010 at 9:52 am

    complete furniture p0rn. i love that couch!

  • Reply Annette July 1, 2010 at 9:55 am

    I can only second the other comments – would fit phantastic into my little Dachgeschosswohnung.

  • Reply Ele July 1, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I love the Poeten, too. Every time I see one I breathe a sigh of longing. Would love one in dove grey, with colourful patterned throw cushions!

  • Reply Milk and Honey Home July 1, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I love this! I have to bookmark this…I have seen the sofa but didn’t know the maker…I’ll save my pennies.

  • Reply Stacey July 1, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Oh, i love that tufted look. The curvy lines definitely gives it a feminine flair!

  • Reply Dreaming of Palm Trees July 1, 2010 at 10:38 am

    The lines are beautiful. Its a modern sofa while still somehow being cozy. So lovely! xo

  • Reply brittni: papernstitch July 1, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Oh, yes! This is my absolute favorite couch right now. I want it in a bad way, but its kind of impractical for my family because its so small. It would, however, be perfect for snuggling up in a little a reading nook.

  • Reply EscapePod July 1, 2010 at 10:56 am

    What an instant classic!

  • Reply PriscilaPetersDecor July 1, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Oh, yes! I can imagine one of those in my house…perhaps a navy blue. That would be lovely.
    It seems to hug anyone that seats on it. Definitely, a beautiful sofa.

  • Reply Linda July 1, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I love the curves on this sofa. It’s the kind of piece that
    would standout and look great anywhere. a gem.

  • Reply forget.me.knot.weddings July 1, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Oh I am loving this couch style! The moss green is my fav!

  • Reply Patricia Torres July 1, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    This sofa is like a must have… simply adorable.. wow!

  • Reply Torrie @ a place to share... July 1, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    …with the kids (who love to cuddle), I have to (at this moment of our lives) place comfort high up there on the list with style!

    BUT…I do dream of having other sofas someday:).

  • Reply Renee July 1, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    This sofa is stunning. I just put it on my vision board!

  • Reply Kristina July 1, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Any idea what one of these costs? It didn’t say on the One Collection website.

    • Reply decor8 July 1, 2010 at 4:07 pm

      Kristina are you ready for this? I think 4,500 BP!!!

  • Reply Tanya July 1, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Stunning. These pieces seem to hold personality too.

    xoxo, T

  • Reply My Owl Barn July 1, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    This is so stylish. Love the design! I can imagine on of these in my bedroom where I can snuggle up with a good read.

  • Reply April & May July 1, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    It is really beautiful…love the curves and lines and the little buttons…

  • Reply Bridgette at Picked Fresh Daily July 1, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Mmmmm it looks so comfortable…like it wants to envelope you in its arms. The story I heard was that a hug married a sofa and they named their baby Poeten!

  • Reply Carrie July 1, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    When I was in college I was able to do a study abroad summer semester in Copenhagen. We did a lot of touring around Scandinavia and one of our stops was Finn Juhl’s house! It was a small house packed full of his furniture. I need to go back and look through my pictures, but I’m pretty sure that sofa was in his house.

  • Reply A Merry Mishap July 1, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I love Finn Juhl, thank for sharing!

  • Reply Mary Grace Thomas July 1, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    ahhh..lovely. I love furniture that envelopes me when I sit down. I have a barrel chair that does that.

  • Reply eric tabuena July 1, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Fantastic design!

  • Reply Jen-Style MILK July 1, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    What I ABSOLUTELY love is how the couch looks amazing in all different interiors….the modern minimalist space to the vintage…antique ‘Old’ Space in the last picture….I live in an old cottage with a mix of antiques, vintage finds and classic pieces….am looking to have a change to some ‘clean’ modern pieces…..WOuld be a perfect perfect piece! L O V E it x

  • Reply Cookie Cutter July 1, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Nice! It looks comfy and not too big, perfect for small living spaces! Will have to be careful with my crumbs and drinks though :p

  • Reply Staci at Craftify It! July 1, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Just found your blog & SO GLAD I did…loving what I see!!

  • Reply Jules @ Lovely Las Vegas July 1, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    I knew not of Finn Juhl or his lovely creations before your piece…

    What wonderful design… definitely jewels in the furniture world!

  • Reply Tina July 2, 2010 at 1:15 am

    Yes, I´ve seen this sofa too and I adore it. So graceful and easy to place – would have LOVED to have one in my home!

  • Reply julie July 2, 2010 at 1:44 am

    I love the white ones with buttons!!!!

  • Reply Melinda July 2, 2010 at 2:58 am

    Oh my… I love this sofa! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply MelRoXx July 2, 2010 at 3:50 am

    Awesome sofa! it looks so classic! xxx

  • Reply Casa e Cose July 2, 2010 at 7:13 am

    very feminine sort of Mad Men sofa! Need that too…

  • Reply KG @ KG Style July 2, 2010 at 7:21 am

    I absolutely love it! But it would def have to be in a living room where no one goes into – kind of like an exhibitionary piece!

  • Reply Chuzai Living July 2, 2010 at 8:44 am

    I love everything about the very first photo! The green sofa (love that green) has become an accent to the room and the white and light lilac and light pink colors make the room look so adorable! I love it!! I agree with you that this sofa design is feminine and modern. How interesting is it that Finn Juhl was trained as an architect, not a furniture designer!

  • Reply Diane July 2, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Adore this!!!

  • Reply clayton gray home July 2, 2010 at 9:19 am

    gray sofa would be beautiful!

  • Reply Make, Do & Send July 2, 2010 at 9:51 am

    I don’t even want to look at the price but you have me seriously lusting after one of these. The curved shape makes it look so inviting and it’s beautifully modern, love it!

  • Reply petallica July 3, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    I also love the similar Model 46! Gorgeous, have you seen their fab shop in Hamburg – Wohnkultur 66?

  • Reply Christina Diaz July 4, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    I’m smitten with this couch too! Beautiful lines!!!

  • Reply jette July 5, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Oh yes, it’s so lovely. I still remember the first time I saw it “in the flesh”. It was a green version and I was ready to buy it there and then – eventhough it didn’t match our interior at all. :-)

    It was designed for Finn Juhl’s own home which you can visit. It was subsequently named after a Danish cartoon strip, turned into a movie which was much loved, called The Poet and His Little Wife (or something along those lines. :-)) The poet would lie on his (Poeten) sofa to get inspired.

    And it is expensive because a lot of it is handmade. :-)

  • Reply Jenna July 8, 2010 at 12:11 am

    That is an exquisite sofa. Great lines, looks really cozy too! +

    -xo

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