Ginkgo: Celebrating 10 Years of an Icon
Celebrating 10 Years of an Icon
As we enter 2021, Davis Furniture proudly celebrates the 10th Anniversary of one of our most iconic designs,
. 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.