Learn about Jalk, Grete Juel

Grete Juel Jalk (1920–2006) was a Danish furniture designer. From the 1960s, she did much to enhance Denmark’s reputation for modern furniture design with her clear, comfortable lines. She also edited the Danish magazine Mobilia and compiled a four-volume work on Danish furniture. In 1953, Jalk opened her own design studio. Inspired by Alvar Aalto’s laminated bent-plywood furniture and Charles Eames’ moulded plywood designs, she began to develop her own boldly curved models. Jalk developed many simple sets of furniture for manufacturers, including a high desk and stool, a set of shelves in Oregon pine and a series of chairs with upholstered seats and backs on a curved steel base. Her industrially produced furniture has clear, comfortable lines. Economic in their use of materials, they soon became competitive, increasing Denmark’s international reputation for furniture design. Firms in the United States and Finland have also manufactured some of her lines.
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A Grete Jalk sofa. C. 1960s, Denmark. Manufactured by France and Daverkosen. Teak, new cushions and base cover. Mont Blanc 'Coal' viscose, cotton, linen and silk blend. 77 cm high, 194 cm wide, 77 cm deep

Greta Jalk (attributed). a pair of lounge chairs, mahogany framed with grey cloth upholstery

Grete Jalk designed coffee table produced in Denmark. Length 150 cm. Width 50 cm. Height 46 cm

Grete Jalk (attributed), rectangular teak coffee table, raised on tapering square section legs. Length 96 cm

Grete Jalk (attributed), three seater sofa, with sculptured arms upholstered in chocolate brown vinyl, raised on tapering legs. Length 140 cm

Grete Jalk [attributed], teak three seater sofa and matching armchair, with paddle shaped arms on cylindrical tapering legs

A Grete Jalk B4 chair, c.1960, Denmark, manufactured in beech, by Poul Jeppersen. Height 73 cm. Width 73 cm. Depth 70 cm

Grete Jalk, palisander Brazilian rosewood three seat sofa, frame no cushions. Height 71 cm. Length194 cm. Depth 68 cm

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