Ginkgo: Celebrating 10 Years
As we enter 2021, Davis Furniture proudly celebrates the 10th Anniversary of one of our most iconic designs, Ginkgo by jehs+laub. Reflecting on this classic silhouette, we are thrilled to see the level of acclaim and success that this series has gained throughout the past decade. What began as a simple bent plywood chair has now evolved into a vast collection of alluring products. The Ginkgo design has not only stood the test of time but also showcased the power and versatility behind a simple, organic form.
After the Ginkgo chair's initial release in 2011, the design quickly became a favorite in the industry. With a rise in organically influenced interiors and architecture, this bent plywood chair was received as a great solution for channeling a sharp yet natural aesthetic in a sophisticated way.
The next question jehs+laub tackled was, "Where does Ginkgo go from here?" Throughout the next few years, discovering how to elevate a simple chair to an emblematic collection was established as the designer duo collaborated with Davis Furniture to expand the silhouette to include various lounge, multi-use, guest, café, conference and executive seating solutions. A complementary table series featuring occasional, café and bar-height options soon joined the collection to add even more adaptability to the series. A desire to showcase the design beyond the interior led to the creation of outdoor seating and table solutions.
Most recently, the collection has continued to grow to include new introductions in 2020 including the Ginkgo Rope series and the Ginkgo Barstool.
Hand-woven in Italy, Ginkgo Rope brings a new indoor/outdoor solution by embracing a fresh, innovative material and exclusive manufacturing techniques. New colors combine with a variation on the classic silhouette to shed light on yet another exciting facet of Ginkgo.
Another recent addition to the collection is the Ginkgo Barstool. Much simpler in concept, this addition reflects back to the original Ginkgo design in a very literal way. Stripping away the materiality, the color palettes and the various additions, Ginkgo Barstool embraces the original bent plywood design yet elevates the iconic aesthetic into new bar-height applications.
Each product within the Ginkgo family – and the larger Davis collection – is rooted in the importance of functionality and aesthetics. Through the innovative growth of the collection, Davis Furniture has worked to advance this product line to its fullest potential.
Davis Furniture strives to let all our products evolve into fully realized design stories, fulfilling possibilities and driving the industry forward with each new creation. The Ginkgo collection epitomizes that journey as it continues to provide a revolutionary solution – in 2021 and hopefully for many years to come.