As one of the few Danish architects in the 1950’s, Finn Juhl was an international breakthrough. To date he is one of Denmark’s most famous architects, known for his bold, sculptural forms and ultra-refined detailing. Surprisingly, unlike his fellow classmates, Juhl entered the School of Architecture in Copenhagen in 1930 without any experience as a craftsman.

What he lacked in structuring experience, he made up for in vision, crafting his designs from an artist’s mindset. Juhl’s forms balance sculptural and elegant expression with functionality.

This combination energized traditional Danish Design, exemplifying the quality, craftmanship and beauty that helped the country become a leader in modern home furnishings in the 1940-50’s.

Juhl’s work had a great influence on the following generations of Scandinavian design. He went on to design Truteeship Council Chamber in the United Nations Headquarters in New-York as a gift from Denmark to the UN and is renowned for stating “One cannot create happiness with beautiful objects , but one can ruin quite a lot of happiness with bad ones”.

The Turning Tray was designed in 1956 by Finn Juhl, bearing his trademark curved teak frame and precise corner joints. Made without handle bars, the tray’s curvature allows space for all sizes of hands, from child to adult, to pick it up. Designed as a dual-sided, the Turning Tray boasts two glossy laminate sides held together by carefully crafted corner joints.



Designer : FINN JUHL

Editor : FINN JUHL

Period : 1956

Origin : DENMARK


Dimension – Small : L 45 x D 23cm

Dimension – Medium : L 48 x D 30cm

Dimension – Large : L 51 x D 38cm

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