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Turning Tray Black & Alaska White

by Finn Juhl

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The Turning Tray was designed in 1956 by internationally acclaimed architect Finn Juhl. Today the original trays are on display at Finn Juhl’s house museum in Charlottenlund, Denmark, as an example of his aesthetics applied to everyday objects. Architectmade is re-launching the Turning Trays based on the original drawings by Finn Juhl, following his exact specifications, including the choice of materials (teak and laminate), colors (Alaska white, Husky green, Angel blue and Kimono red) and details like the curved frame or the the corner joints without screws or bolts. Each Tray comes with a laser engraved signature at its base. Double sided, the trays can be used on their black or colored side depending on the occasion or the time of the day. Originally designed as a set of three trays of different sizes, each tray also works well by itself, for example on a coffee or side table. They are sold individually and offered in three sizes.

The Turning Trays are part of Architectmade's collection. Architectmade is a Danish brand offering a glimpse into a few, rare design objects that some of Denmark’s leading architects created along their way to fame years ago. Celebrating timeless products that last, at the opposite of the "throw away" culture, Architectmade is renowned for its excellent craftsmanship. With three rounds of quality control, objects are made to stand the test of time and designed to be passed along to generations to come.

Turning Tray Black/Alaska White by Finn Juhl
- Iconic, timeless Danish design
- Teak and laminate
- Double sided: Black/Alaska White
- Also exists in Black/Husky Green, Black/Angel Blue and Black/Kimono Red
- Small (L 17.7" x W 9.1"), Medium (L 18.9" x W 11.8") and Large (L 20.1" x W 15")




Finn Juhl
Finn Juhl

Finn Juhl is a Danish architect, interior, and industrial designer. He stands out as one of the most successful international breakthroughs of the Danish architects of the 1950’s. To date, he is one of Denmark’s most famous architects, known for his bold sculptural forms and ultra-refined detailing. A leading figures of "Danish design", exemplifying the quality, craftsmanship, and beauty that helped the country become a leader in modern home furnishings in the 1940-50’s. Finn Juhl's work had a great influence on the following generations of Scandinavian designers. He went on to design the Trusteeship Council Chamber in the United Nations Headquarters in New York as a gift from Denmark to the UN and is renowned for stating “One cannot create happiness with beautiful objects, but one can spoil quite a lot with bad ones”.