This graceful molded plywood chair is one of the leading plywood chairs ever made. Due to technical constraints during the creation in 1963, only aprox. 300 pieces where made of which only a few still exist.
The re-release of this icon was in spite of our current technical capabilities a true challenge and was established due to the kind cooperation of several cultural institutions in Denmark.
The chair is manufactured in her native Denmark and is available in Oregon Pine, Teak and black stained Ash.
GJ Nesting Tables
Grete Jalk’s honesty and genuine interest in every aspect of quality has made her the conscience of Danish design. These are Grete Jalk’s best known pieces of furniture from 1963 – her molded plywood chair – the GJ Chair – and the GJ Nesting Table. They differ from any previous experiments with molded plywood by virtue of their sheer technical daring and, despite being composed of two conjoined pieces, the effect is organic and elegant.
About Grete Jalk
Grete Jalk studied at the Design School for Women (1940–43) under cabinetmaker Karen Margrethe Conradsen. She finished at the Danish Design School in 1946, under additional tutelage from Kaare Klint at the Royal Academy’s Furniture School. She took part in the annual competitions of the Design Museum and the Design School’s furniture department, and from 1950-1960 would teach there as well. In 1953, Jalk opened her own design studio. There she started developing her own boldly curved bent-plywood models, inspired by Aalto and Eames’ designs. Please read more about Grete Jalk at wonderwoodstore.nl