Model 118 Teak Armchair by Grete Jalk for France & Søn
Classic Danish design armchair by Grete Jalk for France & Søn, circa 1960s. A must have piece made of blond teak, and newly upholstered in a fresh dark green color.
Width: 78 cm | Depth: 72 cm | Height: 85 cm | Seat Height: 43 cm
Material: Blond teak and Wool
Color: Green and Brown
Country of manufacture: Danish
Year of creation: During the 1960s
Style: Mid- Century, Scandinavian Modern
Designer: Grete Jalk for France & Søn
Sustainability: Pre-Owned furniture is the highest form of sustainability. This masterpiece carries stories from past which makes it unique in its own right, and eco-efficient to the environment. It's one of a kind.
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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.
Around 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. Jalk is known for her thoughtful designs that are well adapted to users' needs and that embrace societal and technological progress. Through her long career, she gained a reputation in both Denmark and abroad for designs that are economical—both in terms of material and cost—and ideal for the evolving, modern home. In 1947, she created a “self-supporting women’s den” for single, working women, which included an all-in-one sofa bed, storage space, and desk. Her Watch and Listen Unit (1963) was intended to store and display—as opposed to hide—television sets, record players, and stereo systems. Her storage units, coffee tables, and cabinets are typically designed to serve many purposes, just like the multifunctional living rooms in which they were intended. Her minimalist sofas and lounge chairs feature clear yet comfortable forms—perfect for cost-effective mass production.
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