One notable object that was designed by a woman during this period was the Lounge chair. The design was made by Greta Jalk commonly known as GJ chair. It was constructed by folding two plywood pieces. The process of construction was complex though it looked simple; with this complexity only three hundred pieces were produced in the 1960s. Greta had studied furniture started her own office in design after successfully finishing he education at the Copenhagen Royal Academy of Fine Arts. The complexity greatly discouraged the prosper of this design and it never went into industrial production in the 1960s.
Greta’s Lounge chair can be compared to the child’s chair by Ray Eames. This chair was made from a single piece of plywood and then dyed red, blue, yellow, black or magenta. Unlike Greta’s chair Ray’s chair was not as complex to manufacture. Ray Eames looked into many factors while coming up with the design. It was cheap, colorful, robust, the chair had Eames’s approach to pragmatic was well suited by the use of plywood. The design was also economical compared to Gera’s chair, in addition to the fact that plywood is a lightweight material a child would find it easy to move the chair around making it easy to play with it. The back of the chair was heart shaped that represented the innocence and sweetness of the children. Unlike the Gera’s design Ray’s design thrived and got into industrial production.
This ancient design by a woman greatly influenced the modern designs in the 20th century. Gera’s design was revived in the 20th century though she was not alive to see the impact her design had made in the 20th century. The first piece of furniture that was impacted by the design of Gera debuted in Germany. A large production factory was started to continue with the legacy of Gera in 2008.
Modern designs have come up that have different uses from office furniture to home furniture. At the reception of modern