Small Space Solution: Poet Sofa


It’s not hard to see the appeal of Finn Juhl’s designs. The Danish architect’s successful foray into furniture in the 1940s and 50s takes the best aspects of the modernist style and infuses a distinctly organic bent, offering curves and soft edges where most stuck to harsher lines. The result is a collection of work that appeals to MCM fans, but is also accessible to those who may find the style of the time too stark otherwise.

Finding a Juhl piece used to mean booking a trip across the pond to score a licensed repro from Danish company Hansen & Sorensen, but no more. DWR is now their official US supplier, bringing two of the designer’s classic works, the Poeten sofa and Pelocan chair stateside.

It’s the sofa, now called the Poet, with which I’m most obsessed. What I love about the piece is its versatility; use it in a small living room, a bedroom, or tuck it into any corner for an instant reading nook– really, the possibilities are endless. And maybe it’s just me, but the friendly shape looks kind of like the arms are giving the occupant just the slightest of hugs. A sofa that loves you back–who could resist?

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