Glove Cabinet

By House of Finn Juhl

The Glove Cabinet, designed by Finn Juhl for his wife Hanne Wilhelm Hansen, was presented by Ludwig Pontoppidan at the Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition in 1961 as part of a collection of bedroom furniture. The Glove Cabinet is made from exclusive Japanese cherry wood, with drawers painted in Finn Juhl’s warm and cold range of colours. The cabinet is supported by burnished steel legs finished with wheels and brass fittings.

The exhibition in 1961, where Finn Juhl presented the Glove Cabinet, marked Finn Juhl’s 25th anniversary and became his last exhibition of that kind. The exclusive cabinet opens up like a jewelry box and reveals a daring and colourful interior.

Finn Juhl’s designs indeed possess longevity. With his artistic approach to design, Finn Juhl was one of the few who mastered both functionality and delicate details. The Glove Cabinet was originally designed by Finn Juhl for his wife, Hanne Wilhelm Hansen as an elegant storage for her glove collection. Although women no longer wear gloves like in the 1960s, Finn Juhl’s reinvention of the traditional chest of drawers still stands the test of time more than 60 years later. Today the Glove Cabinet is an extraordinary tribute to both the past, present and the future. The delicate Glove Cabinet can also be spotted in Finn Juhl’s own house in Ordrup north of Copenhagen.

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