Early desk & stool. This desk and stool were made for a private residence in the Netherlands in the 1971. They were commissioned as part of a complete interior refurbishment by Bossche School architects Louis de Kok/Fons Vermeulen. The olive colour wash applied to the furniture was conceived by the artist Wim van Hooff whose colour schemes were utilised by many Bossche School designs during the mid century period. The desk is particularly rare being that it is one of a limited number of vd Laan’s designs that were applied to domestic rather than ecclesiastical environments. _Full provenance available
Wim Den Boon (1912-1968) founded ‘Groep & together with Hein Stolle and Pierre Kleykam’, in 1945. The group’s ambition was to continue the purist and functionalist prewar ideals and aesthetic into the postwar period or ‘reconstruction period’ in The Netherlands. Many of the group’s designs can be seen in the magazine ‘Goed Wonen’ of which Den Boon was the editorial secretary from 1948-1950 and for which he wrote several articles. Den Boon’s dogmatic character and the austere tone of his articles resulted in some controversy, which resulted in Wim Den Boon’s resignation from the magazine in 1950.
This armchair (dated 1958) is registered and documented in the New Dutch Institute for Architecture, Design and Digital Technology (NI). Like much of Den Boon’s designs, the chair was designed as part of a complete interior. The chair comes with full provenance.
Extendable ‘T-Angle’ table manufactured by De Coene in Belgium under license from Knoll International in the early 1950s. Ash/maple wood top and a T-angle steel frame. _A rare example of Florence Knoll’s innovative, standardised modern designs for the modern home.
A console table commissioned for the adaptation of a private residence in Rotterdam during the early 1960s. It has a thick gauge steel base with a 4cm solid teak sectioned top. Den Boon was part of ‘group &’ alongside Hein Stolle and Pierre Kleykamp, a group of Dutch interior /furniture designers influenced by the reductivist designs of Gerrit Rietveld. Some provenance available including original drawing designs.
A large Bossche School alter table. Designed by the Dutch Benedictine monk/architect Dom Hans vd Laan. The metal and stone decorative elements across the side were believed to have been designed by Wim van Hooff (1918-2002) who was a painter and colour consultant who developed his own colour theories in addition to making an important contribution to the architecture of the Bossche School.
This rare example of Van der Laan’s designs was part of a collection of furniture came from a post-war church in Amstelveen in The Netherlands.