The Ginkgo Chair is an elegant yet durable chair with an organic aesthetic that is both instantly recognizable and utterly unforgettable. Ginkgo is trademarked by the complex curves, thin lines, and optimal strength of the bent plywood shell. The designers jehs+laub were inspired by many things: patterns in nature, visual experiences, the plywood material at hand—but it was the functionality of this new piece that truly molded the vision for the Ginkgo design.
Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub met during their academic studies of industrial design at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwaebisch Gmuend and became friends after an internship in New York in 1990. Soon after graduating, jehs+laub was founded in 1994. Since 2009, jehs+laub have designed multiple award-winning collections for Davis, including the iconic Ginkgo family, Match table series, Poise Occasional, A-Chair, Soft and Soft Privacy, Sachet, Reed, and Hue.
The first Ginkgo chair design was born of the desire for a distinctively sophisticated multi-use chair. For designers jehs+laub, form follows function. While the desired functionality for this piece was the key to its design, the shape has become the most iconic aspect for Davis. jehs+laub were inspired by many things: patterns in nature, visual experiences, the plywood material at hand—but it was the functionality of this new piece that truly molded the vision for the Ginkgo design. Learn more about the Making of the design icon Ginkgo
An Organic & Sustainable Design
All of the wood used in manufacturing Ginkgo is sustainably harvested from beech forests in Germany. Beech is an essential and sustainable natural resource. It is characterized by its enormous tension, stiffness and deformability, which makes it an outstanding and unique raw material.
FABRIC: Our deluxe velvet offers a particular texture and appearance due to its directional pile. 100% polyester, the fabric meets the ACT voluntary Performance Guidelines and is classified as Heavy Duty Upholstery: certified against flammability, wet & dry crocking, color fastness to light, abrasion to heigh traffic.
LEATHER:Produced using superior European hides, Hampton is a lightly corrected pigmented leather with a small natural embossed grain and an incredibly soft hand. Certified against flammability, wet & dry crocking, color fastness to light, abrasion to heigh traffic.
WOOL:Yoredale is a highly textured textile with undulations reflective of its UK Yorkshire roots. Its fascinating bouclé style yarn includes a contrasting black binder, creating subtle details within the weave that brings added depth to its saturated tones. Woven from British wool, Yoredale is truly timeless, blending its rich history with a contemporary appeal. Yoredale meets the ACT voluntary Performance Guidelines and is classified for Heavy Duty Upholstery.
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•Multiple base options include: four-leg metal, four-leg wood, four-prong caster, four-prong swivel glide, or four-prong memory return glide
Finish options include: oak or walnut veneer, white laminate, and black or white painted
Optional with upholstered seat pad, upholstered seat & back pad, upholstered interior liner, or fully upholstered
Chair styles include: Mid Back Armless, Mid Back Arm, High Back Arm chairs
• Aluminum frame and base available in Davis powder coats or chrome
• Outstanding Level 1 ANSI/BIFMA Furniture Sustainability Standard rating
• Gold Indoor Air Quality Certificate for low toxic emissions
Made to order in our US factory, your chair ships within 15 weeks
Withdrawal right only within the 24 hours after purchase.
No return accepted except due to defects or under warranty.
Any defects must be shared with us within 3 days of reception of the chair.
Five-Year Limited Warranty
Davis warrants its products to be free from defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 5 years after the date of original shipment, provided the product is used in the manner and under the conditions for which it is designed.
Received delivery of our chairs, unpacked, and am sitting in one right now and loving it! My husband is really happy with them too. We think they are great, look just as we expected as far as wood and leather. Love the color of the blue. The chair’s wood looks so good with our old table, which just might get refinished now. So we are really pleased , and relieved, with our experience of shopping for these expensive chairs without the in person experience. Thanks so much. I will be letting you know soon what I have picked out for our next order.