by Grete Jalk
Who ever sees the GJ chair for the first time, keeps looking at it with some marvel. How exactly is he build!? Pretty complicated as it turns out. Because of the complex productionproces there were only 300 pieces made. All provided with a number. Only a couple of years ago, in 2009, a Danish producer, Lange Production, dared to take the chairs in re-production. Still in the original material: Plywood, Teak and Redwood.
The GJ chair, designed by Grete Jalk, applies as the most known furniture icon of Denmark. It's a progressive, elegant and organic design. Jalk designed a matching side table, in collaboration with furnituredesigner Poul Jeppesen.
The expressive shape of the chair exists out of 2 parts which are attached to eachother. When you take a cloder look, you will discover that both parts are identical. Since the therties furniture designers were experimenting with bending plywood. Grete Jalk was, among others, inspired by earlier works in that area of Alvar Aalto and Eames.
The GJ chair is a part of the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York.