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. . Solid merbau wood. 175.5 x 131 x 76cm
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.
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).
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.
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. . 60cm high x 40 x 30.
Jan den Drijver (Johannes Hendrik Bastiaan den Drijver) Netherlands, 1903-1993.
Important pair of armchairs designed and manufactured during Jan den Drijver’s formative years in The Hague when he established ‘Woningrichting De Stijl’, a showroom and workshop which lasted for only three years between 1933-36. (One chair retains its original paper label).
Beech wood with upholstered seats & back rests.
71cm high x 55cm wide x 55cm deep. Seat height 40cm.