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Grete Jalk Molded Plywood GJ Chair
By Grete Jalk
Located in San Francisco, CA
A molded teak plywood "GJ' or bow chair by Grete Jalk. Originally designed in 1963 for P. Jeppesen
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Vintage 1960s Danish Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Grete Jalk Molded Plywood GJ Chair
Grete Jalk Molded Plywood GJ Chair
H 30 in W 24 in D 25 in
Set of 4 Teak Dining Chairs by Van Os, 1950s
By Van Oss Culemborg, Georgius Jacobus Johannes van Os 1
Located in Appeltern, Gelderland
Set of four teak dining chairs by GJ Van Os and made at Furniture Factory G.J. Van Os N.V. in
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Set of 4 Teak Dining Chairs by Van Os, 1950s
Set of 4 Teak Dining Chairs by Van Os, 1950s
H 33.47 in W 17.72 in D 19.69 in

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Finding the Right seating for You

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Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

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