Grete Jalk Teak Lounge Chair for France & Søn


Elegant lounge chair designed by one of the few female Mid-Century furniture designers, Grete Jalk. This example was designed in collaboration with the Danish company France & Søn in Denmark in the 1950s. Handcrafted in solid teak wood, it features two curved slats that adorn the open back of this beautiful chair with its organic shapes and clean lines giving it a stunning profile. With its refined sculpted armrests and intricate wood grain, it shows the clear and comfortable lines she was reputable for. This elegant model has been fully restored by our expert craftsmen, it includes new webbing support, new high-density foam, and recently reupholstered with new high-quality tweed fabric. Now ready to be enjoyed for a lifetime!

$ 2,450





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SPECIFICATIONS

Designer
Country
Manufacturer
Date of Manufacturer
Period Style
Materials

Teak Wood, Tweed Fabric

Condition

Excellent

Extra Conditions

Newly Refinished, Newly Reupholstered

Number of Items

1

Dimensions

28in H x 31in W x 28in D
Seat Height 17in

ID Number

1814

SHOPPING WITH DANISH MODERN L.A. MEANS

Quality Management

Our quality management system allows us to provide you with exclusive products of a very high caliber.

Pro Customer Service

Friendly assistance through efficient communication focused on providing you timely information.

Authenticity Guaranteed

Each product is meticulously evaluated by our team of experts, guaranteeing you top quality authenticity.

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SHIPPING

Shipping around the world

RETURNS ACCEPTED

All items can be returned or exchanged

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MEET THE DESIGNER

Grete Jalk

Progressive furniture designer, writer, and instructor, Grete Jalk is known as one of the few female leading figures in the mid-century modern Scandinavian design movement. Her comfortable and clean aesthetic placed her at the forefront of design in the 1950s and 1960s. With a comprehensive education, she was able to create some of the most iconic pieces and establish herself as a force to be reckoned among her male counterparts.

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1920, Jalk began her studies in design at a young age, just after graduating high school. She enrolled in the Copenhagen Design School for Women where she studied under Cabinetmaker, Karen Margarethe Conradsen. Soon after she went on to the renowned Danish Royal Academy where she studied under the guidance of the famed instructor, Kaare Klint. In 1946, she completed her education while earning her first prize at the Cabinetmakers Guild Competition - a competition that she participated in nearly every year for two decades.

Some of her innovative designs stemmed from her progressive ideals, notably in her “self-supporting women’s den.” She designed the set in 1947 – a sofa bed, wall-mounted storage, and a desk. The design was meant to serve as both a bedroom and study room for the modern professional woman. In 1953, Grete Jalk established her own design studio. Her minimalist, multi-functional furniture made it cost-effective for mass production, though, ironically, her most famous design was not. In 1963, Jalk participated in the first competition hosted by The Daily Mail, in which her innovative design, the GJ Chair made her the first-place winner. Due to the high production cost and design complexity, there were only about three-hundred units manufactured - one is permanently displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

From sofas to side tables, storage units to chairs, Grete Jalk was able to do almost anything. Not only was she a furniture design pioneer, but her work for the design magazine Mobilia and the four-volume publication titled “40 Years of Danish Furniture Design” demonstrated her versatile capabilities and knowledge of the field. There is no doubt that throughout her career, Jalk was and still is a crucial figure in the popularity of Scandinavian design.



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PRODUCT CARE

Wood

  • Keep the furniture in a cool, dry place
  • Avoid furniture's direct exposure to rain, sun or wind
  • Avoid placing hot objects directly on the piece to prevent undesirable marks or permanent circles.
  • Avoid placing objects that may cause scratches to the surface
  • Clean using water only in small quantities and apply it with soft, damp cloth
  • After damp cloth wipe with a soft, dry cloth
  • You can use other liquids that are especially for cleaning wood furniture. Take into account the type of wood and follow the manufacturer's instructions

Upholstery

  • Do not expose directly to sunlight to provide greater durability colors
  • Exchange both side pads, the seat and backrest, to obtain uniform wear
  • Shake the cushions regularly to remove dust and to maintain the stability of the form
  • Clean regularly with a vacuum cleaner in good condition
  • Use a textile fabric cleaning substance according to and following the manufacturer's instructions

Grete Jalk Teak Lounge Chair for France & Søn

$ 2,450






Read about our product, customer service, quality, and shipping.


Elegant lounge chair designed by one of the few female Mid-Century furniture designers, Grete Jalk. This example was designed in collaboration with the Danish company France & Søn in Denmark in the 1950s. Handcrafted in solid teak wood, it features two curved slats that adorn the open back of this beautiful chair with its organic shapes and clean lines giving it a stunning profile. With its refined sculpted armrests and intricate wood grain, it shows the clear and comfortable lines she was reputable for. This elegant model has been fully restored by our expert craftsmen, it includes new webbing support, new high-density foam, and recently reupholstered with new high-quality tweed fabric. Now ready to be enjoyed for a lifetime!

SPECIFICATIONS


    Designer: by Grete Jalk

    Country: Denmark

    Manufacturer: France & Søn

    Date of Manufacture: 1950-1959

    Period Style: Danish Modern

    Materials: Teak Wood, Tweed Fabric

    Condition: Excellent

    Extra Conditions: Newly Refinished, Newly Reupholstered

    Dimensions: 28in H x 31in W x 28in D
    Seat Height 17in

    Number of Items: 1

    ID Number: 1814



SHOPPING WITH DANISH MODERN L.A. MEANS


Quality Management

Our quality management system allows us to provide you with exclusive products of a very high caliber.

Pro Customer Service

Friendly assistance through efficient communication focused on providing you timely information.

Authenticity Guaranteed

Each product is meticulously evaluated by our team of experts, guaranteeing you top quality authenticity.

Secure Online Purchasing

With our online shopping system, you can acquire precious treasures in a comfortable, safe and reliable way.

SHIPPING

Shipping around the world

RETURNS ACCEPTED

All items can be returned or exchanged

ONLINE PAYMENT METHODS

We accept the following methods

Visa Logo Master Card Logo Pay Pal Logo American Express Logo Discover Logo Affirm Payments

MEET THE DESIGNER


Grete Jalk



Progressive furniture designer, writer, and instructor, Grete Jalk is known as one of the few female leading figures in the mid-century modern Scandinavian design movement. Her comfortable and clean aesthetic placed her at the forefront of design in the 1950s and 1960s. With a comprehensive education, she was able to create some of the most iconic pieces and establish herself as a force to be reckoned among her male counterparts.

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1920, Jalk began her studies in design at a young age, just after graduating high school. She enrolled in the Copenhagen Design School for Women where she studied under Cabinetmaker, Karen Margarethe Conradsen. Soon after she went on to the renowned Danish Royal Academy where she studied under the guidance of the famed instructor, Kaare Klint. In 1946, she completed her education while earning her first prize at the Cabinetmakers Guild Competition - a competition that she participated in nearly every year for two decades.

Some of her innovative designs stemmed from her progressive ideals, notably in her “self-supporting women’s den.” She designed the set in 1947 – a sofa bed, wall-mounted storage, and a desk. The design was meant to serve as both a bedroom and study room for the modern professional woman. In 1953, Grete Jalk established her own design studio. Her minimalist, multi-functional furniture made it cost-effective for mass production, though, ironically, her most famous design was not. In 1963, Jalk participated in the first competition hosted by The Daily Mail, in which her innovative design, the GJ Chair made her the first-place winner. Due to the high production cost and design complexity, there were only about three-hundred units manufactured - one is permanently displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

From sofas to side tables, storage units to chairs, Grete Jalk was able to do almost anything. Not only was she a furniture design pioneer, but her work for the design magazine Mobilia and the four-volume publication titled “40 Years of Danish Furniture Design” demonstrated her versatile capabilities and knowledge of the field. There is no doubt that throughout her career, Jalk was and still is a crucial figure in the popularity of Scandinavian design.

Read More...


PRODUCT CARE


Wood

  • Keep the furniture in a cool, dry place
  • Avoid furniture's direct exposure to rain, sun or wind
  • Avoid placing hot objects directly on the piece to prevent undesirable marks or permanent circles.
  • Avoid placing objects that may cause scratches to the surface
  • Clean using water only in small quantities and apply it with soft, damp cloth
  • After damp cloth wipe with a soft, dry cloth
  • You can use other liquids that are especially for cleaning wood furniture. Take into account the type of wood and follow the manufacturer's instructions

Upholstery

  • Do not expose directly to sunlight to provide greater durability colors
  • Exchange both side pads, the seat and backrest, to obtain uniform wear
  • Shake the cushions regularly to remove dust and to maintain the stability of the form
  • Clean regularly with a vacuum cleaner in good condition
  • Use a textile fabric cleaning substance according to and following the manufacturer's instructions