A large double sided desk. One side of the desk has a sliding door below a low standing shelf and the other side of the desk has five pull out drawers.
This desk has been attributed to the Belgian designer Oswald Vermaercke in that it has clear similarities to Vermaercke’s ‘Oslo’ desk for V-Form from the same period. It is possibly a variation on the design or is an earlier prototype?
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.
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.