Pair of Danish Modern Teak Lounge Chairs by Grete Jalk
Pair of solid teak lounge chairs designed by Grete Jalk for P. Jeppesen model 56. Crafted of solid teak frames with sculpted arms with black Naugahyde cushions. The chairs are in clean, un-restored original condition.
Recognized as an important Danish modernist designer, working at a time when women were a rarity in the design world, Grete Juel Jalk was born in Copenhagen in 1920. She trained in cabinetmaking at Copenhagen’s Design School for Women between 1940 and 1942; she went on to complete her education at the Danish Royal Academy under highly influential designer Kaare Klint. In 1946, she won first prize at the annual Cabinetmaker’s Guild Competition; five years later, she received wide acclaim for her designs exhibited at the 1951 Milan Triennale,
circa 1953, Jalk opened her own studio and began to develop furniture designs for some of the best known Danish manufacturers, like Poul Jeppesen, Fritz Hansen, Glostrup, and France & Søn. Inspired by the Eameses’ and Aaltos’ organic, molded furniture, Jalk continuously experimented with new materials and production techniques.
28”w x 30.3”d x 32”h