Rare modernist paper tray c.1931 made by Ruppelwerk GmbH, Gotha, Germany from a design by Marianne Brandt the German painter, sculptor, photographer, metalsmith, and designer who studied at the Bauhaus. This tiny functional utensil/object embodies many of the principles of early modernist design synonymous with the Bauhaus at the time of its manufacture.
Lacquered metal. 4.1 x 13 x 9.8 cm. Stamped to the underside.
Low table for Metz & Co. 1930s. Painted wood/ plywood and glass.
Elmar Berkovich was a leading furniture designer and interior designer in the Netherlands in the period 1925-1965.Before the Second World War he was employed by the Metz & Co company in Amsterdam, then at Philips in Eindhoven.In his interior assignments for large complexes such as factories, offices and hospitals, his attention was mainly focused on the ambiance, the lighting and the use of colour.