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    Sale 7656

    Nordic Art

    15 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 50

    Grete Jalk (Danish, b.1920)


    Price Realised  


    Grete Jalk (Danish, b.1920)
    Low Lounge Chair
    designed 1962, produced 1963 by Poul Jeppesen, two-section teak-faced laminate secured by paired bolts
    29 in. (73.5 cm.) high; 25 in. (63.5 cm.) wide; 27½ in. (78 cm.) deep
    enamelled medallions inset to underside Danish Furniture Maker's Control and PJ, Made in Denmark, Design Grete Jalk

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    This remarkable and innovative chair design was the result of a series of experiments in moulded wood laminates begun by Jalk in 1962. Produced with a variety of surface veneers, the chair was presented to the market at a time when consumer interest in plywood furnishings was beginning to wane, and consequently, according to Oda's reference, only 150 examples of this exceptionally sculptural design were ultimately manufactured.

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    N. Oda, Danish Chairs, Kornisha Press, n/d, p.159 (example illustrated).
    M. Eidelberg, (ed.), Design 1935-1965, What Modern Was, Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Montréal, Abrams, NY, 1991, p. 332 (analysis of this chair's design).