Jan de Jong & Dom Hans vd Laan (Nl. mid 20th century)

Bossche School high backed chair.


Designed by the benedictine monk and architect Dom Hans van der Laan and executed by Jan de Jong in the 1960s – the chair was commissioned for the Willibrordus church in Almelo which despite being one of the best examples of Dutch churches of the modernist era was knocked down in 2005 as part of a series of unfortunate closures.
Stained exotic woods with copper nails.

h.132cm x w.64cm x d.56cm (seat 48cm)

Price: 6,790 euro

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1960s Pine Bench

Midcentury pine bench

A solid pine bench. Designer/maker unknown, possibly of Scandinavian or French origin. It has a constructivist slatted base and three bolted planks as the seat.

h.40cm x w.200cm x d.45cm.

Price: 1,875.00 euro

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Wooden tea trolley. Circa 1940s

Oak tea trolley

Unusual wooden tea trolley with a rustic vernacular appeal. The origin is unknown but it could well be Dutch if not of Nordic or French origin.

h.73cm x w.87cm x d.42cm

Price: 590.00 euro

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Mid-c20th French Table.

Brutalist oak dining table

A French solid oak table with a Brutalist simplicity. The table is completely held together using traditional pegged joints rather than nails or glue that lock into place when the table is set into position. Its few features include lengthened integrated cross bars and carved planes to the inside of each leg.

h.70.5cm x w.160cm x d.64cm

Price: 1,500.00 euro

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Gunnar Daan prototype high chair. 1960s

Gunnar Daan (Dutch 1939-2016)

Midcentury plywood prototype chair by Dutch architect Gunnar Daan (1939-2016)
This child’s high chair is believed to be a prototype for the later high chair produced by Metz & Co in 1966. The design was conceived by Daan for his own children and was to be manufactured from a single sheet of plywood with as little wastage as possible.

h.80cm x w.61.5cm x d.61.5cm

Price: 1,150.00 euro

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Rare Piano Stool by Wim Den Boon

Wim den Boon (Dutch 1912-1968)

A very rare piano stool by Dutch architect and interior designer Wim den Boon. This stool was designed as part of a complete interior in the late 50s. The only other one we know of was a white version owned by Den Boon for his own use (documented in the Den Boon archive at the NI in Rotterdam). Full provenance is available.

In 1945 Den Boon founded ‘Groep &’ together with Hein Stolle and Pierre Kleykam’. 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 Goed Wonen magazine of which Den Boon was the editorial secretary from 1948-1950 and for which he wrote several articles.

h.54cm x w.42cm x d.42cm

Price: 1,600.00 euro

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