Gerrit Rietveld Crate chairs

Gerrit Rietveld (Nl. 1888-1964)

Pair of 1970s Crate chairs manufactured by Gerard A. van de Groenekan. (Both with burnished marks to the underside). These particular chairs were commissioned by the original owner.

They are in superb condition; both having their original lightly whitened waxed surfaces.

15,000 euro (Pair)

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Charlotte Perriand Les Arcs stool

Charlotte Perriand (France 1903-1999)

A rare pine stool for Les Arcs. Circa 1960s.

Literature: Mary McLeod, ed., Charlotte Perriand: An Art of Living, New York, 2003, p.192 (for the model in the Résidence des Trois Arcs, Arc 1600)

Price: 2,500 euro

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Bespoke ecclesiastical table. 1970s

Hans van der Laan & Harry van Hal (Nl, c20th)


Unique bespoke table that was part of the furnishings of the Bethlehem Church built in 1979 in Breda, Netherlands.
The church was designed by two Bossche School architects: Hans van der Laan (the nephew of Dom Hans vd Laan) together with the architect Harry van Hal.
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Solid merbau wood. 175.5 x 131 x 76cm

Price: 6,500 euro

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Gio Ponti presentation tile. 1960s

Gio Ponti (Italy 1891-1971)

A rare Gio Ponti designed brass encased ceramic tile/penholder. Manufactured by Roma Ceramice.
In the 1960s a number of these encased tiles were presented to the personnel and dignitaries at the opening ceremony of the new Bijenkorf (beehive) department store building in Eindhoven. The building and its spectacular facade were designed by Italian architect Gio Ponti who designed the buildings extensive facade using multiples of these tiles. The brass casing is inscribed with the details of the presentation.

Price: 570 euro

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Hans Roebers: Soft snake sofa / bed. 1970s

Hans Roebers (Nl. 1941- now)

10 meters long x approx. 54cm diameter. Manufactured by Zwaan, Holland

Conceived and manufactured as a limited edition piece of conceptual furniture, this enormous elongated snake form can be playfully manipulated into any configuration as desired. It can function as a sofa; bed or armchair…etc.

Original condition – cotton fabric with polystyrene filling. It has signs of age and use (light staining in places and a few minor holes).

Price: 1,550 euro

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Ilmari Tapiovaara Pirkka dining set. 1950s

Ilmari Tapiovaara (Finland 1914-99)

Solid lacquered pine and beech wood.

A mid-century Scandinavian design set by Illmari Tapiovaara for Laukaan Puu, Finland. This classic ‘Pirkka’ set is composed of a large table, a bench and three chairs.
Designed in 1955 this set is an early production from around the late 1950s-early 1960s. Each piece carries the makers burnished marks alongside the designer’s name.

Price: 4,200 euro

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Renate Müller Therapeutic toy

Renate Müller (Germany, 1945-now)

Renate Müller therapeutic toy duck. Circa 1970s-80s.
Jute & leather.

Mid-century German designer Renate Müller designed therapeutic toys that stemmed from a long standing family interest in pedagogy and progressive education. Her interest in simple designs and natural materials were influenced by the earlier Bauhaus school.
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60cm high x 40 x 30.

Price: 1,800 euro

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Sep Ruf (attrib.) floor lamp

Sep Ruf (Germany, 1908 -1982)

Brutalist German steel floor lamp attributed to architect Sep Ruf. Circa 1970s.

Price: 1,650 euro

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