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Teak Lounge Chair Imported by Moreddi

- 20 Feb 2018 -
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Long Beach, California based importer Moreddi brought quite a few of these cigar armed teak lounge chairs into the US West Coast from Denmark (there is also a version with different, more sculptural arms). Possibly owing to some manufacturing details that are similar to chairs produced by Glostrup, this chair is often attributed to Grete Jalk. Moreddi typically stamped the chairs with a heat brand using the Moreddi name.


However, there are a small number of other marked versions of the chair that have a "Made in Denmark - Design John Boné" heat brand, as this one has. Hence, the Grete Jalk attribution does not appear to be correct. John Boné also designed some coffee tables that have the same branded mark, but apart from that little appears to be known about him. While there is a chance Glostrup might have had some involvement with the production, there was never much about the chair that was indicative of Grete Jalk's style, and the same could be said of the John Boné coffee tables. So, I do not think there is any chance that one could try to argue that Grete Jalk was using the John Boné name as a pseudonym, and I believe that this chair design has been conclusively shown to not be by Grete Jalk.


Teak Lounge Chair Imported by Moreddi

Comments

- 20 Feb 2018

Haha. Not that I am aware of. But if someone was hell bent on believing that these chairs are by Grete Jalk, that is the kind of reasoning one sometimes hears.

- 20 Feb 2018

Same chair frame design, but with the more sculpted armrests. Also has the John Boné branded stamp.

- 20 Feb 2018

The John Boné branded pieces are probably what one sees in Europe, whereas they seem very uncommon in the US, with the Moreddi import pieces being far more frequently seen.

- 20 Feb 2018

That is always strange to me when a "new" danish designer name pops out... Especially when the designer has such an odd name as John Boné (doesn't sound very danish!) and his pieces have no maker mark, just a designer name.

I have seen indeed some Boné coffee tables on Pamono and they were advertised as made by Mikael Laursen. I don't know where this attribution comes from...

- 21 Feb 2018

It is entirely possible that John Boné is not Danish.
It is hard to imagine a viking named Boné with an acute accent. Or maybe he brought it home to Jutland from the fair shores of Normandy?

- 27 Feb 2018

I would love proof that this is JB, as I am sick of seeing the FJ credit. Where did you see that it is JB?

- 27 Feb 2018

I'm interested in this one too as I always look for an ID on it when I see listings, having upholstered one once with no markings. Most aren't marked at all and I've never seen any reference to John Bone in any description of one until now. The one you linked to is listed on four different venues and is the only thing on the internet associated with "8001 Made in Denmark", according to google search results that I'm getting. The seller hasn't included a photo of the mark in any of the listings, unfortunately.

- 28 Feb 2018

I've seen them marked before. No idea why they all aren't. I'd have to dig way back years ago in my pics to track it down when I discovered the identity. I'll post up when I have a pic.

- 01 Mar 2018

Thanks ossrk79, it would be great to seen an image of the stamp posted, and settle the matter on that chair ID once and for all.

- 01 Mar 2018

Oh, wow. Would be cool to have a definite ID for this one just because of this silly Finn Juhl attribution. I remember asking a while ago, but no one knew.

- 01 Mar 2018

Can't help with designer or maker, but as per this 1959 Furniture Forum spread, it was called the "Clipper Chair", and was imported to the US through Otto Gerdau (perhaps there were other importers as well).

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