Can you believe this modernist design was originally created in 1946? Mid century modernism meets organic artistic curves in this comfortable space conscious sofa. Finn Juhl created the original Series #46 Poet Sofa out of inspiration from the works of Picasso.
The original design was created in 1946 by Finn Juhl for use in his own home in the Netherlands. The home is now part of a museum and the Poet Sofa considered a work of modernism art. The frame of the poet sofa curves with artistic intent. Recapturing the organic curves and angles of the original is not a simple undertaking. The whimsical use of coordinating and contrasting fabric color combinations on the body, the seat and buttons, reiterates the artistic flair of the piece.
Kardiel respectfully adheres to responsible standards when reproducing original designs. Details such as frame construction, dimensions overall and within, angles, seam finish, pleats, tufting, fabric selection. It is only with attention to material and visuals that substantial designs like the Finn Juhl Poet Sofa are reproduced without compromising your budget nor the integrity of the original.
Cashmere wool fiber is obtained from “Cashmere goats.” Historically, fine-haired Cashmere goats have been called Capra hircus laniger, as if they were a subspecies of the domestic goat Capra Hircus. Cashmere goats produce a double fleece that consists of a fine, soft undercoat or under-down of hair mingled with a straighter and much coarser outer coating of hair called Guard Hair. For the fine under-down to be sold and processed further, it must be de-haired. De-hairing is a mechanical process that separates the coarse hairs from the fine hair. After this separating process the resulting premium “cashmere” is ready to be dyed and converted into yarn.
inn Juhl's designs were a fresh take, complimenting modernism architecture and turning their backs on the traditionalist elements. Finn himself may have been ahead of his time.
Many of his designs were not well received and he did not gain the notoriety of peers such as Hans Wegner and Borge Mogensen. Many of his designs were ahead of their time as well. One look at the Poet sofa and it is hard to believe it was produced in 1941.
There are rare instances when the world is presented with brilliant designs from gifted individuals. Of course the licensed version of the design is always preferred but it not always within budget for everyone. Kardiel reproductions are inspired by the original designs. The reproductions strike balance between budget and original intent. Recapturing the overall broad appearance begins with a focus on the detailed curves, dimensions and angles of the original designs.
The whimsical use of coordinating and contrasting fabric color combinations on the body, the seat and buttons of the Parlor Sofa reiterates the artistic flair of the piece. Details considered prior to manufacturing are wood, foam & fabric selection, frame construction, dimensions overall and within, angles, seam finish, pleats, tufting. It is only with attention to material and visuals that substantial designs like the Finn Juhl Poet Sofa are reproduced without compromising your budget nor the integrity of the original.
The licensed version of the poet sofa retails at over $10,000
Kardiel specializes in fast home and business delivery of modern classic furniture and bath products across the U.S including Hawaii and Alaska. We dispatch shipments to homes all over Canada daily. Using proven, reliable nationwide delivery methods we insure and guarantee safe delivery of all shipments. We provide standard curbside residential delivery as well as inside White Glove full service delivery as options for many of the regions we ship to.
The best value for those looking for a full service delivery experience with no lifting or physical effort involved. A team of 2 rigorously screened home delivery professionals arrive on a day and time prescheduled with you. Your furnishings are brought into your home and placed in the desired location in the room(s) of your choice. The furniture is removed from the packaging/boxes. The old packaging material is then placed in a designated location.
Perhaps you need door(s) removed and replaced? Maybe you live in a condo or high rise building? Maybe there are flight(s) of stairs to climb? The safe arrival of your items is guaranteed and no obstacle is too large. We will do anything necessary to complete your delivery with quality, care and a smile. Average delivery times are 9-12 business days from the day your order leaves the Kardiel warehouse.
This economical delivery option brings your new furnishings direct to your home or business. The term curbside indicates that the items are brought to the "curb" but not inside the home.
This is a signed delivery option which means you will need to be present to accept the delivery. You will need to be prepared to carry the items into your home or office as this service does not include inside delivery. Tracking numbers are provided within 24 hours of your order leaving the Kardiel warehouse. Average delivery times nationwide for this service are 7-10 business days from the day the shipment leaves the Kardiel warehouse. The delivery is guaranteed safe when you inspect and sign with the driver for any potential shipping damage. The delivery company calls to schedule the delivery date and window of time as the arrival date of your items draws closer.
Hawaii & Alaska orders allow average 12-18 business days for arrival. Tracking numbers will be provided. Alaska and Hawaii orders are not eligible for advertised "continental U.S" shipping promotions. As over water transport is involved, the shopping cart will not calculate
Alaska and Hawaii customers please contact us by phone to receive a custom discounted delivery quote for your shipment prior to purchasing.
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