About Finn Juhl

Finn Juhl

Housed in the UN Headquarters in New York (constructed in 1947-52 and designed by Oscar Niemeyer), the Trusteeship Council Chamber, with interior design by Finn Juhl, is one of the most frequently used meeting facilities in the UN compound and is visited by 400,000 tourists annually. Appointed with warm-hued wood and original furniture designs by Finn Juhl (including the FJ51 chair), the chamber reflects a classic 1950s design ethos with emphasis on craftsmanship and organic form.

Originally created as a total interior design in 1950-52, the chamber saw a series of alterations in 1964 and 1977. The current restoration of the chamber according to original plans (and with new furniture fittings by a yet-to-be-decided Danish designer) will be overseen by the Heritage Agency of Denmark.

The restoration is co-funded by the United Nations, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Danish Ministry of Cultural Affairs and the Realdania Foundation. The total Danish contribution to the restoration amounts to $3 million.

Completion of the project is expected at the end of 2012.