Finn Juhl's House - Copenhagen
It's no secret that we have a thing for Modernist design; in the past we've shared the David Mellor house, spent a glorious weekend in this gem on the Bridlington coast and spent many an hour in the house that Erno Goldfinger built on Hampstead Heath (there's no blog post for that one because there's so much artwork in the house that we're not allowed to take photographs, but oh-how we wish we could!)
On our 3 day mega trip to Copenhagen we took the short journey north of the city centre to Charlottenlund where we followed a trail of neat chimney stacks, expansive car ports and shiny tiled roofs, all of which peered at us from over the other side of perfect wooden fences. At the end of a leafy road (and past a very intriguing greenhouse may we add) we found Ordrupgaard, a museum full of artworks by Hammershoi, Monet and Gaugin and a building that sports a stunning architectural intervention designed by Zaha Hadid.
As part of the museum entry fee (which was FREE for us as it was included in the Copenhagen Card) you are granted entry into the house of Finn Juhl, that sits just around the corner from the main museum.
Finn Juhl was an architect and designer who specialised in furniture and interiors during the 1940s and was particularly known for creating chairs with backs that appeared to be floating. He also designed (or so Wikipedia tells us) refrigerators for General Electric too - we love that so many incredible names throughout history have so much to do with industrial design and have had a hand in products that every single one of us uses on a daily basis without even realising that they've even been designed. David Mellor's traffic lights are a fine example of that.
Anyway... We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the house that Finn Juhl designed in 1942 and recommend that if you're planning a trip to Copenhagen, you should make a stop here too.