An unusual expressionist form shelving unit. Manufactured circa 1920s from solid oak. The crystalline form makes clear references to the speculative organic forms utilised by Dutch designers during the period prior to the stricter forms of modernism that emerged shortly afterwards with De Stijl.
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.
An elegant open fronted console table attributed to Metz & Co. It has visual similarities to the designs of Willem Penaat as well as Gerrit Rietveld and Rietveld Jr. Original lacquer in light grey, creme and red.