The beauty of these stools is both in their simplicity and their detail; the quality of engineering. (more photos available on request). The retain their original cream coloured cushions that clip onto a series of small holes to the steel seats.
19th Century bronze, brass and wood fire set including two stands and three tools.
There is a mid-c19th lozenge shaped registration mark to each stand.
In the midst of the c19th industrial boom, the enthusiasm for the Gothic period, seen as an exemplary society in which the arts blossomed in a mystical and fraternal spirit, was set against what were considered the degrading effects, of mechanisation. In England, Gothic revival style was applied to large public buildings and was widely used by the great ‘manufactories’ of art and industry in the manufacture of products up until the 1880’s. Superb quality, this set has similarities to a range of c19th British architect /designers from Pugin (Talbert and Burges) to Dr. Christopher Dresser.
Very rare Artiforte WL3 wall lamp (the wall lamp version of Fillikes more well-known ‘Magneto lamp’). Like the Magneto lamp, very few were manufactured during a short period of production in the mid-1950s. Excellent condition for its age – all original.
Jan de Jong (Nl 1917-2001) / Dom Hans van der Laan (Nl 1904-1991)
Black stained large desk
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.
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.