A ‘Nyhavn’ table/desk designed by architect and designer Finn Juhl. Juhl initially didn’t want to be a designer and in his youth spent a great deal of his time at the National Art Gallery of Denmark and aspired to be an art historian. However, his rather authoritarian father (Juhl’s mother died shortly after he was born) considered these ambitions silly and convinced him to pursue architecture instead. Today Juhl is considered one of the leading figures of Scandinavian Modern and is accredited as being the designer who introduced Danish design to America. The simplicity and functional elegance of this desk is definitive of his work. Made from teak with steel legs and a floating caddie section – with colored drawers inspired by Goethe’s color circles, the caddie can be removed and placed on top of the desk. First produced by Bovirke of Denmark in 1953.