Finn Juhl and Ordrupgaard
The groundbreaking Danish architect, Finn Juhl, designed both the outside and the interior of his own home near Ordrupgaard. The home is now a permanent part of Ordrupgaard, and the doors are open to the public so that visitors can see how the great architect lived with his own design. The estate of Finn Juhl’s widow, Hanne Wilhelm Hansen, is selling the house to a private individual who will transfer the house to the state, which will then be obliged to maintain the house and its contents, and make it open to the public.
The house is being transferred by Birgit Lyngbye Pedersen, and she says: "you could say that I was able to create a synthesis between my interest for Finn Juhl’s unique work and my financial resources. The Post War period, which saw the golden age of Danish design, is so beautifully represented in Finn Juhl’s home. We boast of the architecture and design of the time, but we have preserved so little in its original state; here is a chance to preserve something unique".