Born on January 30, 1912, in Frederiksberg, Finn Juhl is one of the most prominent representatives of Danish design. He studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and he worked with the famous architect Vilhelm Lauritzen, a leading figure in Danish architectural modernism. In 1942, Juhl designed a house for himself, which is still known simply as House of Finn Juhl (like the brand that produces his designs today). He taught interior design in Copenhagen, before opening his own studio in 1945. In 1951, he made his U.S. debut at the Good Design Show in Chicago and at MoMa in New York. He was later given the task of designing various pieces of furniture for the Danish Embassy in Washington DC and for the interiors of Scandinavian Airlines aircraft. In the 1950s he was appointed interior architect to the Trusteeship Council Chamber of the New York headquarters of the United Nations, a role that made him internationally famous and for which he designs chairs for the organization's deputies.