This small two-seater first saw the light of day at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition in 1941 and should be seen as a natural progression from the Pelican Chair that was displayed the previous year. The upholstery is very slim compared to the norm at the time and it is the result of Juhl’s ambition to create functional furniture for smaller apartments.
The Poet Sofa is also one of Juhl’s experiments for his own home. At the Guild Exhibition, the sofa was shown adjacent to a couple of plaster reliefs by artist Sigurjón Ólafsson. In this way, he indicated the link between furniture and sculpture. The small sofa is a very comfortable embrace for two people, who will be sitting very close.
The small sofa received its name much later, in 1959, when a popular Danish cartoonist depicted the sofa as the place where his protagonist would withdraw to contemplate the intricacies of life. The Poet Sofa is available in the same execution as the Pelican Chair.