- Grete Jalk, Danish, 1920-2006
- Active Dates: 1960s
- P. Jeppesen Møbelfabrik, Danish
- Active Dates: 1950-1970
Grete Jalk, Side Chair, 1963. Bent plywood with teak veneer; 30 x 24 1/2 x 27 1/4 in. Manufactured by P. Jeppesen Møbelfabrik, Store Heddinge, Denmark. Denver Art Museum: Funds from Design Council of the Denver Art Museum, 2017.40.
Although plastic was the favored material for progressive furniture in the 1960s, designers like Grete Jalk continued to explore innovative solutions in plywood. The undulant surfaces of her chair, which call to mind origami or folded cloth, proved that new artistic results were possible with plywood. Jalk successfully bent plywood to a degree typically only seen in molded designs.
- “By Design: Stories and Ideas Behind Objects” — Denver Art Museum, 10/24/2021 – 12/31/2022