Jan de Jong (Nl 1917-2001) / Dom Hans van der Laan (Nl 1904-1991)
During the reconstruction period after WWII the Dutch architect Jan de Jong and the Dutch Benedictine monk Dom Hans van der Laan collaborated on several architectural projects including the interior furniture. They created an outstanding body of work defining the the style of the Bossche School. Jan de Jong was able to translate many of Dom v.d.Laan’s idealised concepts and ideas into pioneering buildings and spaces. They worked in such close collaboration however that it is difficult to discern the individual level of input into the furniture they designed.
This table came from the Paulus church in Dongen built in 1967. When the church closed some of the furniture including this table were used in a Catholic youth club in Breda which was subsequently closed in 2016 (from where we purchased the table)
It is structurally sound but as it was used in the youth hostel for years it does show clear signs of age and general wear & tear (mostly to the sides).
Dom Hans van der Laan (1904-1991) was a Dutch Benedictine monk and architect. He was a leading figure in the Dutch ‘Bossche School’.
Jan de Jong (1917-2001) was a talented craftsman-architect and student of v.d. Laan.
Price: 12,500.00 euro