Thematic Exhibitions

Finn Juhl and Danish Chairs

July 23 (Sat) – October 9 (Sun), 2022

Denmark—a design superpower that produced iconic high-quality furniture designs from the 1949s to ‘60s. Among Danish designers, Finn Juhl (1912-1989) stands out for his design of exceptionally original and beautiful furniture. His chairs, with their characteristic elegant curves, have won acclaim for their sculptural appearance.
This exhibition will trace the history of Danish furniture design to reveal the background from which Juhl’s innovative works sprang. The exhibition will make evident the excellence of his designs which, while modern, fit the body comfortably. The chair—a piece of furniture supporting many aspects of daily life. By looking at chairs at a time when a global pandemic has forced us to rethink how we live and work, the exhibition will offer critical insights into comfortable living.



July 23 (Sat) – October 9 (Sun), 2022
Gallery A・B・C
Mondays, September 20 (Open the Monday of September 19)
9:30 – 17:30 (Last admission 17:00)
Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
Supported by
Royal Danish Embassy
Special Cooperation with
The Town of Higashikawa (Hokkaido), Oda Collection Organization, Asahikawa Furniture Industry Cooperative
Telephone Inquiry
TEL:03-3823-6921(Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum)


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