The Kaufmann Table was originally designed for Finn Juhl’s own home, just like many other of his iconic designs. The table is in a league of its own with an unusually refined edge profile lending itself to the illusion that the large tabletop floats, almost like a wing above the elegant frame.
Juhl deliberately worked with a mix of wooden materials. A dark tabletop in walnut and a lighter frame in oak very clearly separates the carried and the carrying elements. The table’s many design details have both a practical and a visual function.
The brass detail on the crossbar visually gives the table an exclusive look and at the same time protects the wood against shoe polish - if one should be tempted to rest one’s legs on it.
The table is manufactured in walnut and oak, and almost entirely crafted by hand. Since the table was never given a name by Juhl himself, Onecollection decided to dedicate it to Juhl’s lifelong friend, the previous director of MoMa, Edgar Kaufmann Jr., who “discovered” Finn Juhl and became instrumental in launching his international career.