Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 14

Grete Jalk Danish Model 56 1960's Pair Rosewood Lounge Chairs

$7,676per set
$9,595per set20% Off

About the Item

A stunning, rare pair of Mid-Century Modern Grete Jalk lounge chairs, Mod. PJ (Poul Jeppesen) (Model 56) 1960's rosewood, lounge arm chairs designed by Grete Jalk for Poul Jeppesen made in Denmark. An exceptional pair, both for their form and quality. The pair embodies the whimsical fervor of the period, from the 1960's. Featuring a rosewood frame, with dramatic fabulous grain. The armrests, formed with perfection as they flow seamlessly to meet the tapered, round legs. The back cushion rests against a four slat backrest, the seat cushion rests on the outstanding original super spring base beneath the chairs. The underside of chairs retain the original manufacturer’s label (Made in Denmark PJ Design Grete Jalk). The original back and seat cushions make these chairs just as comfortable as they are beautiful, with amazing form. The side profile is an absolute visual charm. This is an early Grete Jalk for Poul Jeppesen production. Fantastic design, very well-crafted, this unique pair will present a powerful design statement with an authentic 1960's MCM Scandinavian look, and blend with many décor styles! Condition Report: Clean unrestored original condition. Frames sturdy and stable, amazing authentic condition throughout with only minor wear/scuffs. The original loop superspring is tight and supportive. Original black Naugahyde upholstery is in good condition, with minimal fading and minor wear. Comfortable and very sturdy. Measurements: 29.14" tall x 30.71? deep x 28.3? wide x arm height 21" (seat 16.7) Jalk was born in Copenhagen in 1920. She trained in cabinetmaking at Copenhagen's Design School for Women between 1940 and 1942. Recognized as an important Danish modernist designer, working at a time when women were a rarity in the design world. She completed her studies at the Danish Design School in 1946, while receiving additional instruction from Kaare Klint at the Royal Academy's Furniture School. In 1946, she won first prize at the annual Cabinetmaker's Guild Competition; five years later, she received wide acclaim for her designs exhibited at the 1951 Milan Triennale. She took part in the annual competitions of the Design Museum and the Design School's furniture department where she also taught from 1950 to 1960. Around 1953, Jalk opened her own studio and began to develop furniture designs for some of the best known Danish manufacturers, like Poul Jeppesen, Fritz Hansen, Glostrup, and France & Søn. Inspired by the Eameses' and Aaltos' organic, molded furniture, Jalk continuously experimented with new materials and production techniques. Beyond her design work, Jalk edited the design magazine Mobilia (1956-62 and 1968-74), as well as the encyclopaedic, four-volume book, Forty Years of Danish Furniture Design (1987). In 1974, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs commissioned Grete Jalk to curate a traveling exhibition on Danish design. Her foldable exhibition space was a huge success in 25 regions. She contributed immeasurably to the international reputation of Danish design, and her work can be found in private and public collections around the world. Jalk passed away in 2006.
  • Creator:
    Poul Jeppesen (Manufacturer),Grete Jalk (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 29.14 in (74.02 cm)Width: 28.3 in (71.89 cm)Depth: 30.71 in (78.01 cm)Seat Height: 16.7 in (42.42 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 2
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1960s
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Clean unrestored original condition. Frames sturdy and stable, with only minor wear/scuffs. The original loop superspring is tight and supportive. Original black Naugahyde upholstery is in good condition, with minimal fading and minor wear.
  • Seller Location:
    Baltimore, MD
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU5065127113472

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Retrieving quote...
    Ships From: Baltimore, MD
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn More
About the Seller
5.0
Located in Baltimore, MD
Gold Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are highly rated and consistently exceed customer expectations.
Established in 2003
1stDibs seller since 2019
137 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 6 hours
More From This SellerView All
  • Grete Jalk for Glostrup Mid Century Danish Modern Rosewood Coffee Table
    By Grete Jalk, Glostrup Møbelfabrik
    Located in Baltimore, MD
    A beautiful mid-century modern, rosewood Danish coffee table by Grete Jalk for Glostrup Mobelfabrik, circa 1960's. The perfect length to pair with an extra long sofa. Features a rect...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

    Materials

    Rosewood

  • Mid Century 1960s Plycraft Mr. Chair Lounge Chair George Mulhauser
    By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
    Located in Baltimore, MD
    Finely crafted vintage mid century, Plycraft's "Mr. Chair" lounge chair beautifully designed by George Mulhauser, for Plycraft, 1960's, swivel lounge chair. Features a stunning profi...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Naugahyde, Walnut

  • Pair of Midcentury Lounge Club Armchairs
    By Tobia Scarpa
    Located in Baltimore, MD
    A pair of exceptional Mid-Century Modern low upholstered and padded club armchairs in the style of Tobia Scarpa. Featuring subtly striped button-tufted upholstery with two bucked str...
    Category

    Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Brass

    Pair of Midcentury Lounge Club Armchairs
    $1,256 Sale Price / set
    30% Off
  • Midcentury Milo Baughman Style Chrome Lounge Chair
    By Milo Baughman
    Located in Baltimore, MD
    This is a very high quality modern lounge chair sophisticated and elegant, clearly reminiscent of the designs of Milo Baughman. It is expertly upholstered with soft padded back and s...
    Category

    20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Chrome

  • Midcentury Kipp Stewart “Arc Lounge Chairs” for Directional
    By Kipp Stewart
    Located in Baltimore, MD
    A stunning pair of Mid-Century Modern 1960s “Arc” lounge chairs designed by Kipp Stewart for Directional furniture. An exceptional pair, both for their form and quality. The pair emb...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Chrome

  • Midcentury Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Chrome T Back Lounge Chair
    By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
    Located in Baltimore, MD
    Stunning Mid-Century Modern T-back lounge chair designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, circa 1970s. This gorgeous club chair, known for its floating cube look, is newly upholst...
    Category

    Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Chrome

People Also Browsed
  • Pair of Lounge Chairs Grete Jalk Danish Teak, 1960s
    By Grete Jalk
    Located in Lyon, FR
    Pair of Grete Jalk lounge chairs, Denmark, 1960s. Excellent condition. New cushions, freshly reupholstered. Perfect condition.
    Category

    Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Fabric, Teak

  • Pair Scandinavian Modern Teak Armchairs by Grete Jalk for France and Son
    By France & Søn, Grete Jalk
    Located in Brooklyn, NY
    This vintage pair of teak armchairs features unique sculpted frames designed by Grete Jalk for France and Son. Plush green microsuede/velour-like upholstery over spring style seats m...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Teak, Upholstery

  • Danish Teak Armchairs by Grete Jalk for France & Søn, 1960s
    By Grete Jalk
    Located in Lasne, BE
    Pair of armchairs in wood and red fabric. Measure: Seat height: 42cm. Wear due to time and age of the chairs.
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

    Materials

    Fabric, Wood

  • Scandinavian Modern Teak Lounge Chair By Grete Jalk
    By France & Søn, Grete Jalk
    Located in Brooklyn, NY
    Scandinavian modern, lounge chair by Grete Jalk for France & Son features a teak frame with upholstered seat and back removeable cushions and covered arms in gray wool blend.
    Category

    Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Fabric, Teak

  • Pair of Grete Jalk Easy Chairs, Denmark, 1960s
    By Grete Jalk
    Located in Stockholm, SE
    Pair of Grete Jalk easy chairs, Denmark, 1960s. Excellent condition. New cushions, reupholstered.
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

    Materials

    Teak

You May Also Like
  • Pair of Grete Jalk PJ-56 Rosewood Lounge Chairs 1950s
    By Poul Jeppesen, Grete Jalk
    Located in London, GB
    Grete Jalk Model PJ-56 Lounge chairs A beautiful pair of lounge chairs designed by Grete Jalk for cabinetmaker Poul Jeppesen in Denmark, circa 1956. These examples come in stunnin...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Living Room Sets

    Materials

    Leather, Rosewood

  • Pair of Lounge Chairs Grete Jalk Danish Teak, 1960s
    By Grete Jalk
    Located in Lyon, FR
    Pair of Grete Jalk lounge chairs, Denmark, 1960s. Excellent condition. New cushions, freshly reupholstered. Perfect condition.
    Category

    Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Fabric, Teak

  • Grete Jalk Easy Chairs Model 56 in Rosewood by P. Jeppesens Møbelfabrik
    By Grete Jalk
    Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
    Rare easy chair model 56 designed by Grete Jalk. Produced by P. Jeppesens Møbelfabrik in Denmark. Matching sofa is also available.
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Rosewood, Fabric

  • Pair Mid-Century Modern Grete Jalk France Daverkosen Danish Lounge Chairs
    By France & Daverkosen, John Stuart Inc., Grete Jalk
    Located in Chattanooga, TN
    Danish made, mid-century modern, beech wood armchairs by Grete Jalk for John Stuart / France Daverkosen. Jalk’s classic chair designs have become the standard for Danish mid-century ...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Fabric, Beech

  • Grete Jalk Lounge Chair in Teak
    By France & Daverkosen, Grete Jalk
    Located in Berkeley, CA
    Origin: Denmark Designer: Grete Jalk Manufacturer: France + Daverkosen Era: 1950s Materials: Teak Measurements: 28.75? wide x 32.5? tall Condition: In excellent original con...
    Category

    20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Teak

  • Outstanding Grete Jalk Teak Lounge Chair, Midcentury Danish Modern
    By Grete Jalk
    Located in Pemberton, NJ
    Outstanding Grete Jalk teak lounge chair. This chair retains its original mauve woven fabric in nice vintage condition-some light spots-cleaning recommended. Very usable as is but wo...
    Category

    Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Upholstery, Teak

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Trusted Global Delivery