Pair of rare side chairs in fumed oak by Grete Jalk
This rarely seen pair of side chairs (model 3-1) in slightly fumed oak with curvy seats was designed ca. 1956 by Grete Jalk (1920-2006).
It is one of Grete Jalk’s first designs with bent wood. During the 1950s a number of designers began exploring the possibilities of moulding sheets of veneer into gently curved shapes. Charles and Ray Eames, Wegner, Alvar Aalto and Grete Jalk were among the those whom began bending the rules of nature. Around the time when these side chairs were designed, Jalk also designed her more famous and much more complex bent GJ Chair, but it was years later in the early 1960s that it was set in limited production by P. Jeppesen møbelfabrik
These side chairs were executed by P. Jeppesen Møbelfabrik, Danmark in the late 1950s. One of the side chairs has a paper label from the manufacturer. Both chairs are stamped are with ‘DANISH Furnituremakers CONTROL’.
Jalk collaborated a great deal with P. Jeppesen Møbelfabrik founded by Poul Jeppesen. The factory later became PJ Furniture and also executed designs from modern masters like Ole Wanscher, Arne Hovmand-Olsen and Vilhelm Wohlert. The company is today owned by Carl Hansen & Son, Denmark.
Pair of orchestra chairs for musicians by Vilhelm Lauritzen
This pair of orchestra chairs was designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen (1894-1984) for musicians to be seated comfortably in the concert hall inside 'Radiohuset' (The Radio Building) - the now former headquarters of national Danish broadcaster DR.
Vilhelm Lauritzen designed Radiohuset from 1935 to 1945 when it was officially opened. It was a time when radio was a new and exciting form of technology that gave the people an experience out of the ordinary, and therefore when it came to the designing the interior of Radiohuset that too had to be out of the ordinary. Very exclusive materials were used and everything was custom made. A young Finn Juhl was also part of the project as he worked for V. Lauritzen at the time.
The frame of the chairs is solid oak and they are upholstered with light wool fabric. Their legs swirl elegantly down to the brass feet. Both seat and backrest of the chairs are adjustable to suit specific needs for comfort.
The chairs are not only suitable for musicians, also creative artist such as painters and writers could benefit from them. The chairs artistic design would furthermore add elegance to most locations.
Very rare three-seater sofa of nut wood by Kaj Gottlob
This very rare three-seater sofa was designed in 1930 by Kaj Gottlob (1887-1976).
It has a frame of nut wood. The seat, back and sides are upholstered with blue fabric.
This example executed 1933 by master cabinetmaker A. J. Iversen. Denmark. Copy of receipt from A. J. Iversen included.
Exhibited: The present model was exhibited at The Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' 4th Guild Exhibition, Teknologisk Instituts Udstillingslokaler, Copenhagen, stand 4A, Oct. 11. – Oct. 26. 1930. Exhibition Designer: Magnus Læssøe Stephensen.
Literature: Grete Jalk, ed., 40 years of Danish furniture design: the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild exhibitions 1927-1966; Dansk møbelkunst gennem 40 aar: Københavns Snedkerlaugs møbeludstillinger 1927-1966, Copenhagen, 1987, Volume 1, pp. 78-79, ill. p. 79.
Pair of lounge chairs with seat cushions by Hans Olsen
This pair of lounge chairs with seat cushions were designed in 1956 by Hans Olsen (1919-1992). The chairs have model number 187. They are upholstered with white and black Savak wool by Gabriel. Their legs are of stained wood.
The lounge chairs are executed and marked by Bramin (previously N. A. Jørgensens Møbelfabrik), Denmark.
This chair model was the predecessor to the so-called "Fried Egg" model 188 also designed by Hans Olsen 1956.
A matching sofa is also available.
Measurements for the chairs:
W. 82 cm.
D. 70 cm.