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Art and Culture1 Updated: 2012-05-17 12:00:00 KST

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It's Thursday and we're back with our Michelle Kim to give us the latest updates on the arts and culture scene. From furnitures to the newest Korean movies, she has it all for us today.

Hello Michelle

[Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young

So, what do you have for us today[Reporter : ] Korea will be celebrating the 100th year anniversary of the master of Scandinavian furniture and the virtuoso of Danish chairs, Finn Juhl's birth by holding an exhibition. I hear that even the Prince and Princess of Denmark visited this exhibition when they were in Korea to visit the Yeosu Expo. Take a look at this.


The most famous furniture piece made by Finn Juhl was the pelican chair.
The chair got its name due to its design that looks similar to the beak of a pelican.

The back of the chair seems to wrap around the body of anyone who sits on it with its wide, curvy design.

Easy Chair no. 45 is called the mother of all chairs and Frederick the 9th loved the chieftain chair, which mixes leather and wood for comfort and sophistication.

Since Finn Juhl was an architect, his furniture was kept simple yet sturdy with a secure frame.

The back or the sheet of the chair may be slightly disconnected with the frame for a more fun design, along with the elegant yet bright vivid colors.

These stylistic innovations make it really hard to draw the line between just furniture and art.

This exhibition not only consists of lighting and furniture designed by Juhl, but also other Northern European furniture designers' pieces as well.


[Interview : Peter Hanson, Denmark Ambassador] "And I think the exhibition here today shows why Danish furniture is famous. It's very simple, it has a very clean design, and it's very functional."
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