This year’s Finn Juhl award goes to …


Architect Dorte Mandrup, Professor Anders Abraham and Curator Marie Louise Helveg Bøgh.

Finn Juhl (1912-1989) is world-renowned as furniture designer – but this year, the Wilhelm Hansen Foundation, which awarded the prizes, focused on Finn Juhl’s work as a building architect, as a curator and as a teacher.

Prices were motivated by Christian Bundegaard:

Architect Dorte Mandrup
Like Finn Juhl, has always insisted that artistic integrity and functional solutions should be possible within the same work. It requires a certain childhood trust in the aesthetic of our everyday lives

Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Anders Abraham School of Architecture
approaches architecture as the abstract painter goes to nature: he takes nothing for granted, but guess there is a truth behind the scenes

The art historian Marie Louise Helveg Bøgh receives the award on behalf of the artist and designer community “Fabrikken” on Amager
It takes some kind of an octopussy to create peace to work, unity, and an inspirational framework for no fewer than 80 hugely independent artists and designers.

The prizes were awarded this year in the Danish Architecture Center in the newly established Blox – Finn Juhl prices are each of 100,000.

On the picture is seen from the left:
Frants Nielsen, who received the award on behalf of Dorte Mandrup
Christina Capetillo, who received the award on behalf of Anders Abraham
Marie Louise Helveg Bøgh

Photo: Lars Nybøll