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TrondheimFinn Juhl

Danish architect Finn Juhl (1912-1989), the ‘father of Danish design’, was commissioned in 1950 by Norwegian art historian T. Krohn-Hansen (at the time, director of the Nordenfjeldeske Kunstindustrimuseum in Trondheim) to furnish one of the museum’s rooms as an office, to be part of the museum’s permanent collection. This workspace was meant to enter into a dialogue with the museum’s existing Henry van de Velde interior. By means of the character of the space, the materials and the decorative objects, the new room was meant to typify the lifestyle of the years 1940-1950, the period of Scandinavian design…