A prominent precursor for female designers, Grete Jalk (1920-2006) embraced the turbulent societal changes of the twentieth century and propelled Danish modernist design forward. Challenging gender norms, Jalk began her career as a cabinetmaker and studied furniture before founding her own design office. She has since produced a range of unique pieces that has positioned her as a highly respected figure in Danish design history.
This elegant bench from contemporary Danish designer Charlotte Høncke taps into classical references with its rounded edges, wicker seat and a light metal frame that make for a sophisticated, hovering look. A bench can always be used to add extra seats around the table but can also be used as additional seating elsewhere in your home.
The Be My Guest bench has a natural beauty that makes it a beautiful companion for the dining table in the same range. When not in use, the Be My Guest bench provides a perfect surface for still lifes made of magazines, pillows and other interior you wish to draw attention to and it can also be used as a small elegant table.
Building upon Grete Jalk’s legacy and immersing herself in creating stunning pieces for the home is Danish designer Charlotte Høncke. From graduating from the Danish School of Architecture in 2002, Høncke discovered her calling for furniture design. Her pieces reflect a timeless aesthetic with rich detail coexisting with pure shapes and lines. Her style is characterised by a careful and playful balance of functionality and aesthetics.
With her quiet minimalism and refined style, Interior Stylist Pernille Vest’s ability to transform a space is unmatched. Starting her career in fashion design, Vest realised her passion for styling and after cofounding both RUM Magazine and Ark Journal, Vest’s talents and eye for design have allowed her to work with some of the best names in contemporary design.
Whether its interior, lifestyle or stills, Danish photographer Heidi Lerkenfeldt stays true to her paired back and refined style that captures the understated beauty of elegant spaces. Clean lines, raw textures and calculated use of colour are carefully balanced in her minimalistic compositions that have captured the attention of many and have allowed her to work for significant names from Astep to Warm Nordic.
There has never been a better time to celebrate the women in your life.