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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.

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.”

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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)

Posted by decor8 in furniture on July 01, 2010

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  1. Stacie Bloomfield commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 8:34am

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

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  2. ani commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 8:38am

    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.

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  3. Lucia commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 8:46am

    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!

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  4. Lynn commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 8:58am

    it looks beautifully compact

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  5. Erica Cottrill commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 9:23am

    Cool looking sofa with nice curves. Is it comfy?

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  6. A Plum By Any Other Name commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 9:28am

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

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  7. Holly commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 9:31am

    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.
    Holly´s last blog post ..Samantha Robinson – Beautiful Handmade Porcelain

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  8. anh commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 9:52am

    complete furniture p0rn. i love that couch!
    anh´s last blog post ..HOW TOs- Ramen

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  9. Annette commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 9:55am

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

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  10. Ele commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 10:20am

    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!
    Ele´s last blog post ..Ladies who lunch and blog about it- Chickpea Sauté with Greek Yogurt Sauce

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  11. Milk and Honey Home commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 10:25am

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

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  12. Stacey commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 10:26am

    Oh, i love that tufted look. The curvy lines definitely gives it a feminine flair!
    Stacey´s last blog post ..Hamptons home

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  13. Dreaming of Palm Trees commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 10:38am

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

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  14. brittni: papernstitch commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 10:44am

    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.
    brittni: papernstitch´s last blog post ..Brown Paper Packages Tied up with String…

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  15. EscapePod commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 10:56am

    What an instant classic!
    EscapePod´s last blog post ..Set Of Two Cloth Veggie – Produce Bags – Elephant and Porcupine

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  16. PriscilaPetersDecor commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 11:18am

    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.

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  17. Linda commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 11:28am

    I love the curves on this sofa. It’s the kind of piece that
    would standout and look great anywhere. a gem.
    Linda´s last blog post ..front809jpg

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  18. forget.me.knot.weddings commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 12:11pm

    Oh I am loving this couch style! The moss green is my fav!
    forget.me.knot.weddings´s last blog post ..Real Wedding- Stacey Steve

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  19. Patricia Torres commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 1:09pm

    This sofa is like a must have… simply adorable.. wow!
    Patricia Torres´s last blog post ..oh my home-

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  20. Torrie @ a place to share... commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 1:25pm

    …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:).
    Torrie @ a place to share…´s last blog post ..Party banners

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  21. Renee commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 1:28pm

    This sofa is stunning. I just put it on my vision board!
    Renee´s last blog post ..Happy Canada Day-

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  22. Kristina commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 1:33pm

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

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  23. Tanya commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 1:52pm

    Stunning. These pieces seem to hold personality too.

    xoxo, T
    Tanya´s last blog post ..Guest Post- A Few Thoughts on Finding Your Passion

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  24. My Owl Barn commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 1:55pm

    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.
    My Owl Barn´s last blog post ..Kenojuak Ashevak

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  25. April & May commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 2:31pm

    It is really beautiful…love the curves and lines and the little buttons…
    April & May´s last blog post ..my little boy laughing

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  26. Bridgette at Picked Fresh Daily commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 2:32pm

    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!
    Bridgette at Picked Fresh Daily´s last blog post ..Fresh Find – Dreamy Handmade Blooms from B Poetic

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  27. Carrie commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 2:57pm

    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.

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  28. A Merry Mishap commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 3:22pm

    I love Finn Juhl, thank for sharing!
    A Merry Mishap´s last blog post ..just good

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  29. Mary Grace Thomas commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 3:41pm

    ahhh..lovely. I love furniture that envelopes me when I sit down. I have a barrel chair that does that.
    Mary Grace Thomas´s last blog post ..Vintage Desk Lamp

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  30. decor8 commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 4:07pm

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

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  31. eric tabuena commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 4:11pm

    Fantastic design!

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  32. Jen-Style MILK commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 8:07pm

    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
    Jen-Style MILK´s last blog post ..Who- What -amp Wear- Kenzie-

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  33. Cookie Cutter commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 10:10pm

    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
    Cookie Cutter´s last blog post ..Its Tanabata-

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  34. Staci at Craftify It! commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 10:28pm

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

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  35. Jules @ Lovely Las Vegas commented
    July 1st, 2010 at 11:15pm

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

    What wonderful design… definitely jewels in the furniture world!
    Jules @ Lovely Las Vegas´s last blog post ..Lovely Las Vegas- St Rose San Martin Healing Garden

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  36. Tina commented
    July 2nd, 2010 at 1:15am

    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!
    Tina´s last blog post ..Blanket in the making

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  37. julie commented
    July 2nd, 2010 at 1:44am

    I love the white ones with buttons!!!!
    julie´s last blog post ..delicious paper goods

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  38. Melinda commented
    July 2nd, 2010 at 2:58am

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

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  39. MelRoXx commented
    July 2nd, 2010 at 3:50am

    Awesome sofa! it looks so classic! xxx

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  40. Casa e Cose commented
    July 2nd, 2010 at 7:13am

    very feminine sort of Mad Men sofa! Need that too…
    Casa e Cose´s last blog post ..beach cottage style

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  41. KG @ KG Style commented
    July 2nd, 2010 at 7:21am

    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!
    KG @ KG Style´s last blog post ..NYC Living- Reducing Clutter – Storage as an Alternative

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  42. Chuzai Living commented
    July 2nd, 2010 at 8:44am

    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!
    Chuzai Living´s last blog post ..San Antonio I

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  43. Diane commented
    July 2nd, 2010 at 8:47am

    Adore this!!!

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  44. clayton gray home commented
    July 2nd, 2010 at 9:19am

    gray sofa would be beautiful!

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  45. Make, Do & Send commented
    July 2nd, 2010 at 9:51am

    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!
    Make, Do & Send´s last blog post ..Pocket Money Picks 2-July

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  46. petallica commented
    July 3rd, 2010 at 1:30pm

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

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  47. Christina Diaz commented
    July 4th, 2010 at 6:39pm

    I’m smitten with this couch too! Beautiful lines!!!
    Christina Diaz´s last blog post ..Happy Fourth-

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  48. jette commented
    July 5th, 2010 at 3:44pm

    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. :-)
    jette´s last blog post ..Hvem skulle have troet det

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  49. Jenna commented
    July 8th, 2010 at 12:11am

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

    -xo

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