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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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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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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1920s Dutch Oak book case.

Low book case.

Circa 1920s. Netherlands.

A simple book case constructed of thin pieces of oak wood.

School or manner of Gerrit Rietveld in the Hague school style.

h.74cm x w.73.5cm x d.17.5cm

Price: 675.00 euro.

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Paul Wintermans bracket table with floating glass

Paul Wintermans (NL)

‘Beugeltafel’ /Bracket table 1980s.

The architect Paul Wintermans has been designing furniture primarily for architectural projects since the 1980s. This furniture was produced as unique pieces or as very limited productions. Wintermans furniture designs can be found in the collection of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

This table is an ingenious engineered design, constructed from three separate pieces: A sheet of glass sandblasted except for two clear stripes that act both as a design feature and help position the two steel rod feet with adjustable fixings. The two feet simply lean into the structure which when combined with the weight of the glass enables the structure to clamp into place.

Price: 1,900.00 euro

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Bas van Pelt desk

Bas van Pelt (Netherlands, 1931-95)

EMS, My Home. 1930s

Rare early Bas Van Pelt design double-sided desk

Bas van Pelt began his shop ‘My Home’ in The Hague, Netherlands in 1931 and within a short period the company opened showrooms in other cities such as Maastricht and Amsterdam. The domestic interior design firm focused on producing high-quality modern interior furniture. Eventually right up until into the 1990s Bas van Pelt furniture and fabrics were also sold throughout The Netherlands and beyond by well-known modernist suppliers and manufacturers such as Thonet, D3, LOV and Gispen.

This early Bas van Pelt design desk was manufactured in solid oak wood. It has the Maker/designer’s name brandished in the wood.

Desk: 1,950.00 euro

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Finely engineered x-frame stools.

Pair of steel modernist/ minimal stools. 1960s.

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.

1,625.00 euro

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