October 2011
Auction & Concert


Finn Juhl's favourite at Ordrupgaard!
100 newly produced reproductions of Finn Juhl's furniture icon - the rare and sculptural "44-chair" - are being
sold at Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers in December 2011. Right now the chair is exhibited at Ordrupgaard north of Copenhagen.

In 2012, one of the biggest names in Danish design history would have celebrated his 100th birthday, were he alive today, namely architect Finn Juhl. To mark the occasion, Jutlandic furniture manufacturer Onecollection has chosen to take up the challenge and relaunch his rarest chair - the "44-chair" or the "Bone chair", as it is also known. The 100 chairs will be sold at Bruun Rasmussen's international auction at Bredgade in early December.

How to bid on the chair

ˇ      Place a bid at the preliminary online auction from Friday 11 November 2011

ˇ      The 100 numbered chairs are divided into 44 catalogue numbers - bid on 1, 2, 4 or 6 chairs at a time

ˇ      The chairs are being offered without a reserve price and commission, though they are being sold
        with full VAT

ˇ      All 44-chairs come in a specially designed bag and box

ˇ      The auction will end with a traditional auction at Bredgade in early December

The chair is exhibited at Ordrupgaard

Finn Juhl's "44-chair" is exhibited at Ordrupgaard, Vilvordevej 110, 2920
Charlottenlund, from 15 October - 15 November 2011. 

Furniture as a work of art
Finn Juhl created many chairs, but the "44-chair" remained his personal favourite. Here, for the first time, he conveyed the organic and sculptural mode of expression from his early fully upholstered furniture to the wood. Paradoxically, the construction of the chair exceeded what was possible to produce using the methods of
craftsmanship of the day back in 1944.

The chair was an exceedingly beautiful, yet also extremely fragile chair - more a work of art than something that could actually be used. This was also one of the reasons why a modest number of just 12 chairs
were produced.

In the recreation of the chair, its original beauty is united with proper functionality. Thanks to developments in both craftsmanship and technology, it is now possible to produce the chair in a sublime quality, which means that the new "44-chair" can actually be used.

Finn Juhl (1912-1989)
Finn Juhl's production was wide ranging - his most famous furniture classics include the "Chieftain" chair (1949), the "Pelican" chair (1940) and the "Poet" sofa (1941). He was quick to gain international renown, receiving no fewer than six gold medals at the Triennale in Milan. Many have even given his furniture the credit for raising international awareness of Danish furniture design, and Denmark's reputation as a leading design nation in the early 1950s.

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A star of the international opera scene, czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozená, will perform at the
Louisiana Museum in Humlebćk on Sunday 6 november at 16.00. Kozenás dazzling looks, according to reviewers, makes her "one of the most glamorous women on the operatic stage today, and that is even before she opens her mouth - and when she does, well you cannot argue with that voice. Kozená has everything." She is married to British conducter Sir Simon Rattle.

At the Louisiana Concert Hall, Kozená will be accompanied by pianist Malcom Martineau in a special repertoire
of songs by a.o. Debussy, Ravel, and Faure

For more information on the programme (in Danish) and tickets see:

Price only kr. 425!

26 October 2011 8 p.m.
The Gift of Sight: Picasso and Klee as children
Jonathan Fineberg, professor of art history

What are we so taken with in Picasso's and Klee's works? Would we have spotted their talent at the age of six? And what did they see in children's art when they themselves had become great artists? These questions form the starting point for Jonathan Fineberg's lecture, which will attempt to formulate some thoughts about
artistically gifted children. Jonathan Fineberg is the author of the standard work on the theme of the exhibition, The Innocent Eye: Children's Art and the Modern Artist and is Professor of Art History at the School of Art and Design in Illinois, USA. The lecture will be in English.

2 November 2011 8 p.m.
Cobra after Cobra
Willemijn Stokvis, art historian

For almost 40 years the Dutch art historian Willemijn Stokvis had collected information about the artist group Cobra. The results of her research have grown into the most com­prehensive presentation of the history of the movement and the lives of its members published so far. It has been translated into several languages
and appeared in 2001 in Danish with the title Cobra. Spontanitetens veje.In her lecture Willemijn Stokvis will paint a picture of the movement in each of the countries involved and will survey the significance of the movement for modern art history since World War II. The lecture will be in English.

Check out Louisiana for more info.